This is a massive one for me and one that I spend most of my professional career talking about!!!
They say Silence is Golden and this can certainly be the case during an interview process. This is a classic case of the 80:20 rule. The candidate should be doing 80% of the talking – at least during the first part of the interview (when it comes onto them asking you about the company, role etc. this is your chance to sell the business to them).
In today’s video Top Tip, I share the 10 of Diamonds – silence!
Want to know how well someone will cope under pressure or in an emergency?
Don’t ask “what would you do?”
Ask “What have you done?”
People learn from their mistakes, so look for what role they actually played in a situation and understand what they learnt from it. The past is for reference, not for living in.
When you are carrying out an interview with a potential new employee, you need to make sure you ask the right questions. The right questions are ones which will enable you to get responses on which you can take a recruitment decision:
More nuggets for you in the video