Angelo Giallombardo tells how this Chapter touches on “culture fit” questions that can be critical to hiring the right culture fit for your company.
Today’s writing is from Chapter 7: Are we Interviewing Correctly?
“Resistance is the first step to change.” ~ Louise Hay
Once a candidate is selected for the interview stage, it’s apparent there is an interest in learning more about them. The interviewing stage is one of the most critical stages in the process because this is where a company decides if they want to work with the person. All too often, Human Resources and hiring managers follow a standard interviewing protocol that dictates whether the company wants to consider hiring that person. This interviewing protocol can sometimes be riddled with standard questions that don’t always get to the heart of the matter.
What really matters in these interviews? Subconsciously, hiring managers are trying to find out whether they want to work with the person they are interviewing. How do they decide if they want to work with them? They often base their decision on four questions they ask themselves in the back of their mind.
– Will I enjoy working with this person?
– Will they fit in with the company’s culture?
– Does this person have, or are they able to learn, the skills they need for this role?
– Will the person be successful in this role?
These questions can sometimes be worded a little differently in the mind of the hiring manager, but essentially the hiring manager is trying to find out if this person is someone they want to work with.
We all want to work with people we like. Because of this, it’s imperative to change the way that companies interview people.
Hiring managers often ask standard questions about the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses and then try to determine if the answers are suitable or honest and straightforward.
Sometimes this does give a glimpse into the candidate’s mindset, but all too often, it does not get to the heart of matching up their personalities with the personalities of the team.
There is so much other valuable information in this chapter. To be continued in the full book.
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