Channel Eye has joined forces with Royston Guest, leading Business Growth Coach and CEO/Founder of Pathways Global, in our column, ‘Ask the Business Coach’.
Recruiting the right people in your business will catapult your business forward, but getting the wrong people will set you back six months.
We’ve all been there… sat opposite a candidate with our list of interview questions ready to identify if this person matches the drive, values and personality we’re looking for. But there are three questions you should ask every candidate right at the beginning of the interview – their answers will immediately reveal things about them that are not included in their CV.
The big three takeaways!
- The interview is a two-way process; Is the candidate a right fit for you? Are you a right fit for the candidate?
- At the beginning of the interview, ask the candidate three insightful but straightforward questions.
- Remember to hire for attitude and train for skill.
- [0.55] Recruiting the right people will catapult your business forward; recruiting the wrong people will set you back six months.
- [1.40] Turn the interview process on its head and think of it as two way; is the candidate a right fit for you – culturally, values, skills set – and are you a right fit for them.
- [2.30] The first question – what do you know about our business? The answer to this question will show you those who have done their homework and those who haven’t. It will show you how serious they are about working for you.
- [3.55] The second question – what questions do you have for us today? The quality of the questions they ask will determine the quality of the candidate.
- [5.20] The third question – why you? This question will demonstrate how succinct they are articulating the value they will add, the difference they will make.
- [6.00] Read my full blog; why you should hire for attitude and train for skill and why character counts far more than credentials.
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