Interviewing and Hiring

When interviewing job candidates, get off the stage

April 25, 2018
Don’t make it a rule to turn the interview into a sales conference. Under most circumstances, let the candidate do the talking—and the selling—and sit back and decide if you’re ready to buy.

Stop wasting time on bad candidates

February 20, 2018

The key to finding the right person for your open position is not reviewing as many applications as possible. Instead, you need to focus on the “informed candidates.” What can you do to attract them?

Whittle down a stack of résumés

November 14, 2017

When you’re inundated with job applicants, follow this process to quickly pare down all those résumés to the best candidates for the job.

Gauge candidates’ conflict skills

October 25, 2017
You can’t mediate every conflict between employees. You need employees who can manage conflict themselves, so during interviews, ask these questions to determine if job candidates are equipped to do so.

3 rules for recruiting

July 26, 2017
Looking to add to your team? Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, offers these tips.

Ban these 3 interview questions

April 17, 2017
To ensure you hire the right people for your team, avoid these questions.

Someone cracked the code of job applicant doublespeak

February 28, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.

4 recruiting mistakes

October 10, 2016
Attract the best and brightest job candidates by refraining from these actions during the recruiting and interviewing process.

Are résumé mistakes that bad?

September 28, 2016
While you should be wary of mistake-riddled résumés, you may want to overlook the occasional typo or grammar issue.

Identify self-starters to hire

September 19, 2016
How can you identify self-starters? Try these questions during interviews.