How to Hire Now -- Without Firing Later
Up to 50 percent of all executive hires end in firing or resignation. Why? Success today depends increasingly on intangible competencies--like teamwork and cross-cultural literacy--rarely found on resumes. To sweeten the odds of hiring leaders who'll deliver as promised for your firm, take a methodical approach to evaluating candidates. Conduct structured interviews in which you assess their competencies through behavior-based questions. For example, to measure team skills, say, "Tell me about a time you led a particularly challenging team project." Also meet with references in person if possible. Describe the open job and ask pointed questions, such as "How has the candidate performed while facing similar challenges?"
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Posted by: John P. | September 17, 2008 8:00 AM
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