At a recent presentation, a member of the audience came up to me right before I went on stage and told me, “The most important thing to interview for is attitude!” This person is not alone in their belief that attitude is a key hiring requirement. The problem is, IT’S NOT TRUE! Now before you […]
The problems experienced by Rutgers University in the hiring of their new Athletic Director is a perfect example of how not to conduct due diligence when hiring critical employees. In this video you will see what they did wrong and learn how you can avoid the same mistakes.
Many of my clients want to conduct panel interviews. They argue all the benefits of conducting panel interviews. Unfortunately, they are wrong. In my Selecting Winners workshop we have been showing companies why panel interviews are not an effective selection technique. I decided to put together a short video that explains exactly why you should […]
The demands of leadership change based on the environment and circumstances a leader faces. There can be no doubt that the current economic climate is unique. Businesses are facing more competition, a greater pace of change and more uncertainty than ever. As a result the requirements for our leaders have changed as well. Certainly there […]
Hiring salespeople who are successful can be the difference between success and failure in a business. Building a great sales team cannot be left to chance. If you are like most Sales Managers and Executives, you have struggled with recruiting, interviewing and hiring great sales talent. Too many people suffer through the 80-20 rule where […]
Don’t Ask Every Candidate The Same Questions Just recently I ran across a white paper that listed the top 100 questions you should ask a sales candidate. In the intro, it was suggested to use these as the standard questions asked of every candidate. The reasoning was this approach empowers you to compare candidates.This is […]
Good market. Bad market. Nothing has changed. It still remains that the only sustainable competitive advantage is the quality of your people. No one knows when the current market problems will take a turn for the better. But, only a complete cynic believes that it won’t. Those organizations that have prepared and have the right […]
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.
Anything that increases ambiguity when it comes to hiring only makes your decision more difficult. This is a principle I have taught in my training class for the last 30+ years. Unfortunately, I continue to see advice and recommendation for techniques and questions that put you in a bind.
Hiring good employees gives you the best opportunity to defeat your competition. In this constantly changing market, the quality of your people is the only sustainable competitive advantage. This article identifies and will help you avoid some of the biggest hiring mistakes. But, before we jump in, a quick story. I fielded a call this […]