You’ve done a bit of pre-screening with Alice, and now you’re ready to sit down and do your key interview with her.
During the interview, you’re going to dig in some on Alice’s résumé.
You’re going to ask her a variety of questions that you hope will give you an idea of how she will perform.
You’ve also administered our three tests: The Personnel Potential Analysis Test, the IQ Test and the Aptitude Test. And she’s tested out pretty well.
So, you’ve got enough information to make a decision, right?
Well, you certainly may.
But I have a few questions I’d like to ask you here:
How certain are you that she’s going to do the job that you expect her to do?
Do you have any doubts about how she’s going to get along with your existing staff?
Will she fit in with your company culture?
Basically I’m asking you if you’re really certain you’ve got the right person.
Because if you have any lingering doubts, NOW is the time to do something about them, not several weeks or months down the road.
So, if you’re not quite there with a solid decision, do a second interview with Alice. And a third if necessary.
Have a trusted staff member do the second interview with Alice and get a different perspective on her. After that interview, share notes with your trusted staff member and see what new information has come up.
Yes, I realize that you can be incredibly thorough in every facet of the hiring process and still hire someone who doesn’t work out.
And I also realize some of us just need to get someone in there as soon as possible, that the unfilled position is causing all kinds of problems. Or the position is currently held by someone who is bringing more harm than benefit to the company.
I do understand that sometimes speed is of the essence.
My basic statement here is this:
If the position is important, then it’s important to take the time to get it right. If that means doing multiple interviews, then so be it.
How many times have you hired the wrong person and spent all kinds of time dealing with that plus going through the process again of finding the right person?
No need to answer that.
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