Take your time when you hire but be certain to fire fast. It seems like Moses brought this message down from the mountain. People have been repeating it for so long that it has taken on an aura of correctness. Too bad it is wrong. Let me show you what I mean. I had a […]
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation about interview questions. I have covered the details in other articles but thought I would show you a contrast in this article. Below I have listed a number of bad questions (B) and followed each with the fix (G). You should see a pattern very quickly.
I received a copy of a tool used by one of the huge online job posting companies that is supposed to help you assess a candidate. I just hope that people did not pay money for this piece of drivel because if they did they should demand a refund. There are eight questions on the […]
Imagine your sales candidate walks in your office – steps right up to your desk – looks you square in the eyes – and gives you a firm handshake. It doesn’t get much better than that! But in reality, you might have just taken the first step down a very slippery slope.
For years, I have been preaching in my Selecting Winners workshops that you should never ask an interview question that begins with “why”. This goes against the grain of so much of the common wisdom on the subject. That alone should tell you it makes sense! Just kidding. But seriously, there are a number of […]
Let me share a story with you. I used to be in the same boat as you. Hiring good employees was as much a mystery to me as it probably is to you. If the person looked good, was enthusiastic, and showed some interest, they got hired. And you would have a hard time counting […]
For the past 30 years I have spoken to an organization that has thousands of CEOs as members. The group also puts out a newsletter that I have contributed to over the years. Last month they published an article about the 15 questions you have to ask every person in every interview. This month, they […]
The Behavioral Interview “The Best Predictor Of Employee Success” The behavioral interview can be the most productive model for getting the information you need. Based on proven “predictors”, this model is easy to implement and provides a logical framework for the entire interview. It needs to be part of the hiring process. There is a […]
The best interview questions all share four common characteristics. They are: Easy To Answer Have Only One Answer Have Specific Planned Purpose Job related Here is a discussion of each questions characteristic: Easy To Answer Every question you ask in an interview should be easy to answer. Don’t ask hard questions. Don’t ask multi-part questions. […]
Employment interview questions are the questions asked by an employer and it is one of the most misunderstood subjects. There is a tremendous amount of conflicting information. You hear everything from ask open-ended questions to don’t ask yes-no questions. In this article, and the ones linked to it, I will share with you everything you […]