Job-related problem-solving is a great predictor of thinking and planning skills and upside potential. Uncover a candidate's thought process using the tactics shown in this video.
- Imagine one question that reveals a person's potential,…creativity, strategic thinking and problem solving skills,…and the person's ability to put a plan together…to solve whatever problems you have.…Wow, that'd be a great question.…Well after years of looking, I finally found it,…and it's why it's my favorite interview question…of all time.…Before I give you the question though,…I want you to think about your current job…or one you're trying to fill.…For this job, what are the two or three big problems…a new person is likely to face taking this role?…For an engineering position,…it's probably related to figuring out…how to solve some tough technical challenge,…regardless of the problem.…
As long as it's realistic and job related,…just ask the candidate how he or she would solve it.…But, and this is a big, big, big but,…you're not interested in the answer.…You're going to assess the person…on how they would get the answer,…not the answer itself.…This approach is not about determining technical brilliance,…it's about understanding how a person…
- Describe the “raising the talent bar” strategy for hiring the right people.
- Identify who is in the talent market.
- Summarize ways to eliminate barriers to entry.
- Explain how to create a candidate experience.
- Recall how to conduct the work history review.
- Identify the thinking and planning skills needed to find the right candidate.
- Explain how to accurately assess a candidate.