In the interviewing course produced by Management Development Specialists, LLC, we cover Interviewing skills and explore the team leader’s responsibilities in the hiring process for their organizations. We insist on clarity. Brian Tracy’s Law of Clarity states that, “The clearer you are about your goals and objectives, the more efficient and effective you will be in achieving them.”
I had been chatting with a colleague about some local hiring issues and he said that he was adding a new member to his team. So I asked if there any new issues that needed to be addressed. He said that he wanted to make the process easier, so he was really going to focus on the job descriptions.
It’s not that he hated hiring, but really disliked all the time and effort required to get to that point. Since his business required very close attention to detail, he added an extra question to all of the normal information you would expect to find in a legal job description. So, he inserted a trick question.
Toward the end of the job description, they asked applicants to state their favorite airport when they responded. Those who merely skimmed the job posting did not see the question and this became a red flag. My colleague said that more than half of the emails did not include a favorite airport.
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