The science of effective hiring is a matter of matching talent with tasks in ways that result in win-win relationships. It sounds easy but it certainly isn’t. Often assumptions are made and misplacements occur, resulting in frustration, wasted time and money.
These 2 proven tools can improve your results:
First Hiring Tool - A Structured In-depth Telephone Interview
Prior to a face-to-face interview with the applicant, conduct an in-depth interview over the phone. This allows you to uncover the applicants with a respectable grasps of common sense who have begun to think about their success, to define their hopes for the future. And, it enables you to determine how open, honest, and candid they are.
These are the discovery questions I have used for years:
01 - What three things did you like most about your most recent position? 02 - What three things did you like least about your most recent position? 03 - What three things do you like most about working with other people? 04 - What three things do you like least about working with other people? 05 - In terms of your own work performance, what do you feel are your three greatest strengths? 06 - Also, in terms of your work performance, what do you feel are your three greatest weaknesses? 07 - In work and the game of life, what is your definition of “success”? 08 – Also, in work and the game of life, what is your definition of “luck”? 09 - What three things, more than anything else, determine a firm’s long-term success? 10 - What training programs on working with other people have you attended? 11 - What self-help books have you read? 12 - What do you hope to be doing five years from now? 13 - Have you ever owned your own firm? (People who have owned a firm have much clearer pictures of the actual costs involved.)
If your applicant does well with these, they have earned to right to continue to the second tool.
Second Hiring Tool - An Emailed Personal Assessment
This computer-driven assessment is best done from the applicant’s home where they are relaxed, and when they have 15 to 25 minutes without interruption.
The finest way for you to test the value of an assessment is by taking one yourself. Please complete the following information and we will send you instructions and yourpersonal link to a free assessment.
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