In today’s world, finding a solid employee who won’t waste your time training them can be daunting. During an interview, the prospective employee has already rehearsed their answers to some of the most asked questions. It may be a bleak way to look at it, but people will say and do anything in order to land a job they may or may not be qualified for.
In order to weed out those who are under-qualified or insincere, you need to develop a tailored list of hiring questions. Why is a tailored list so important to the well-being of your business?
1. Honesty. By asking a question that has never been covered before, you force the candidate to answer with honesty. As a hiring manager, you need to be certain the candidate is right for your organization. The length of time it takes an individual to answer could give insight as to whether they are trying to think of what you want to hear or answering honestly.
2. Knowledge. Every business is different, even if they provide similar services and/or products. You want to gauge how knowledgeable the candidate is, but you want to know if the knowledge is comparable to your organization. Create various situations with your hiring questions based on the actual functionality of your business. Using real-world situations that have been experienced by your business in the past could be greatly beneficial as you may learn how the candidate would have handled them.