7 QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATE TO ASK AT THE INTERVIEW
1. What does success look like for me after the first 90 days if I am hired for this position?
2. Do you measure performance by numbers or by feelings?
3. How do you see my personality and skills fitting in to your mission?
4. What is the one area about my skills where you need more information
5. Is this a committee hiring decision or a single person?
6. What is the percentage of teamwork versus the work I’ll do alone?
7. What is the one change your company is going through that you are most concerned about?
NEVER be afraid to ask any question during the interview process. Best you find out now what might be a problem down the road.
Hire for attitude and train for the skills:
Curiosity, Creativity, Empathy, Kindness, Optimism, Teamwork
Hunt for these skills and prepare to run a 90-day training:
Customer Service Skills, Bilingual ability, Multi-tasking skills, Persuasion, Negotiation, Communication
When Prospect Skills Don’t Match the Job
You found the personality and the attitude, but the skills are lacking. You might have been talking with him/her for the past twenty minutes and really like what you see and hear. But you are skittish because there is a serious lack of skills.
Here is what you do:
- Set up a ninety-day training with two managers as instructors for the skills. This is unpaid training unless you have fifteen hundred dollars to burn through.
- Tie a performance review directly back to training and accomplishments. You have to gauge how easily this person can pick up skills. Make sure the candidate understands this.
- No go? Encourage the new hire to find those skills independently. Assure them that you want to talk with them after six months to see if knowledge has developed.
The Bad Hire
You should evaluate all your new hires at the end of 90 days. The common problems of a bad hire are:
New hire failure to meet deadlines
New employee caused customer complaints
New hire failure to work productively in team environment
New hire had Infectious negative attitude
New hire failure to produce quality work
New hire unreliability and poor attendance
N O T I C E
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Lee Anne Wonnacott Weltsch, an entrepreneur never takes an opportunity for granted. Tactics, strategies, and smarts kick in and go to work. She has been trekking along the path to success since an early age. Lee Anne has established himself as a selective recruiter in the small business environment.