A question for HR managers
Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:01 PM
Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:24 AM
#3 Guest:Middle East Trainer.....
Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:14 PM
#4 Guest:Peter McAlpine
Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:17 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:20 PM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:03 AM
eventually we "skip" some candidate criteria.
candidates either "under" or "over" qualified.
or "seem" to seek new jobs for the wrong reasons.
but "beggars cannot be choosers". (no pun intended)
loyally can be "bought" nowadays.
"probation" is a good tool to gauge performance.
instinct is in-born.
give the guys a break sometimes.
btw self not hr person
Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:32 PM
As a chef with 24 years of experience in 5 star hotels and restaurants, including overseas as well, I have certainly done my share of interviews.
To answer your question put it this way. You can do reference checks, interview, have them cook for you and they can do and answer everything right, but if your instincts tell you otherwise follow that because instincts never lie.
Remember when you hire people, you are trying to look in the future to see if they will be a good fit. Once you hire someone you will basically be creating a relationship. If you need to fill a position and have someone who is perfect on paper, answers questions well and has good references that doesn't mean that person will fit in your team......chemistry may not be there.
Take sports teams. Can you think of a football, or American football team that has gone for the absolute best for each position but they can't win a title? My favorite American football team is the Washington Redskins and the problem is that idiot owner thinks he can buy a championship so he goes and finds the best people for each position and pays them a ton of money but look where they are? They haven't won the Super Bowl since the early 90's.
Here is what I do and what I tell my younger managers to do when interviewing when it comes to using their instincts. Think about someone close to you in your life. It could be a girlfriend or boyfriend, or just a great friend. Do you remember how you felt when you first met them? Usually when you meet someone who ends up being close to you, you have a good feeling inside the first time you meet them. I look for that feeling when interviewing someone. Naturally you need to do all the other things such as reference checks and so forth as you don't want to follow ONLY your instincts. I guess you could say I look at instincts as the "clincher" so to speak.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:50 AM