When managers are asked to define the most challenging part of their job, the answer, regardless of the industry, is often, “Finding and keeping good people.” Recruit well and both the company and your team will reap rewards.
I’m sure we can all think of a time we’ve worked with someone who wasn’t a good cultural fit. How can you be sure you won’t make the same mistake again?
A single-minded focus on skills and industry experience alone can lead employers to ignore the ripe pickings available just over the fence – professionals from other industries with transferable skills and the potential to be star performers.
Candidates today are increasingly prepared for classic interview questions. To find out what you really need to know in order to determine if someone has the right cultural and motivational fit, you may need to ask a few unusual questions.