All employers want to hire the best employees. So why is it that we often find, despite our good intentions and thorough recruiting process, that we still end up with employees who are not a good fit for our organization? This wastes time and money. Why do we do it?
Tag: interview questions
People come to an interview wanting to tell the interviewer what the interviewer wants to hear. Interviewers often feed right into this by structuring the interview in a way that gives the applicant information to repeat back—allowing them to look perhaps more qualified for the role than they truly are. This is one reason why […]
by Tammy Binford It’s a rare HR professional who hasn’t struggled with the question, “How can I make certain I’m getting the most useful information during job interviews?” Asking insightful questions goes a long way toward addressing the problem, but figuring out just what to ask can be tricky. Will a particular question elicit a […]
Yesterday, we explained why rushing into a new-hire decision can be a big mistake. Today, we’ll look at a valuable tool that many employers don’t take advantage of: the introductory period.
Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths? How about your weaknesses? Maybe those questions sound familiar. Maybe you hear the same phrases come out of your own mouth every time you conduct a job interview. And maybe you’re missing something.
Asking probing questions is the key to eliciting meaningful information from well-prepared applicants. Here’s an example of how your probing can reveal the real story.
What do you, as an HR professional, need to tell your supervisors about interview questions that can be asked during a job interview? The following are permissible interview questions for employers:
Different types of interviews have different goals. The traditional interview seeks a broad knowledge of the candidate’s qualifications, while the behavioral interview looks at how he or she has performed on the job. There’s even a situational interview that presents scenarios that might be faced on the new job and asks how the candidate would […]
Yesterday, we shared some of the worst interview questions imaginable. Today, we turn the tables and spotlight some of our readers’ favorite interview questions (along with comments from those who submitted them).
A while back, we asked readers to send in some “horror show” examples of bad interview questions — and oh, the response we got! Here are some of our favorites, along with commentary from those who submitted them.