Want to Hire Great People? Stop Asking Stupid Interview Questions!

9/14/2015
Liz Ryan

If you can make one shift in your thinking, you can hire great people whenever you want to. It isn't hard and it doesn't cost a dime.

Here's the shift:

You have to give up the idea that as a recruiter or a hiring manager, you're in charge. You have to drop the idea that you're the only person in the interview room with a decision to make.

You have to be willing to stop treating a job-seeker like a supplicant, or someone who's expected to sit in the chair and answer questions like a fourth-grader taking an oral exam. You have to stop expecting job applicants to impress you.

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