Is This The Best Interview Question Ever?

Is This The Best Interview Question Ever?

The other day, I got an email from a client concerned about her firm’s interviewing practices (which isn’t uncommon and is certainly a valid concern). She asked me, “Is this question okay? What was your relationship like with your mother and father?” I couldn’t help...
How to Grow Your Company’s Future Leaders

How to Grow Your Company’s Future Leaders

You probably know the standard reason for creating a succession plan: retirement. (Succession plan collecting dust? Read this first and then come back.) But I’d argue that another one of the most important pieces of a succession plan is growing your future leaders....
The Big Problem with HR

The Big Problem with HR

Recently, I went to a seminar keynoted by a man well known in the HR world. I was really looking forward to it. It was terrible. This so-called leading HR expert, let’s call him Mark, had worked with all the right company names. His bio was a list of the Fortune 500,...
How Interviewing Helps You Hire the Right People

How Interviewing Helps You Hire the Right People

I recently read an article titled “Science Proves Job Interviews Are Useless.” That was a catchy headline, but the real message was that unstructured interviews don’t work. As I read this article, I thought: if interviews don’t work, the next logical question is “How...