MORE IDEAS FROM Adam Grant On Interviewing to Hire Trailblazers, Nonconformists and Originals
An original would not just point out what's wrong, he would take actions to make it right.
“Values over rules are key for encouraging originality.”
Grit- ask on how determined a person in pursuing his dreams.
Rigor- ask if there was a time he considered a data to make a decision.
Impact- ask for what he have contributed to any organization and his inspiration.
Teamwork- ask of his experiences on working with other people.
Ownership- ask for a time when he experienced "injustice".
Curiosity- Ask them something they have learned recently.
Polish- observe on how they keep confidently calm and humble.
Some questions are too easy to fake, for example, "What's your greatest weakness?" Other questions like brainteasers reveal more about the manager than the candidate.
Behavioral questions about a past experience can help anticipate future behavior. "Tell me about a time when..." Include some situational questions. "What would you do if..." Pick something that is important for success in the job and work culture.
You should look for people who have a solid and versatile foundation and the ability and desire to learn new things.
Keep this in mind for a recruitment and retention strategy as well. Too often, companies don’t want to promote from within because they want someone in the position that can “hit the ground running.”This strategy denies reality because the position will change anyway. Retain your best employees by promoting them into stretch roles.
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