January 27, 2016
When a new employee comes on board you commit significant time and money to developing what you hope will be a team member who will make meaningful contributions to your business. Obviously you’ll do your best to check on a candidate’s background and work history, but many times it’s difficult or impossible to get a straight answer from previous employers, or a balanced appraisal from hand-picked references. That’s why the interview questions you ask and the prospective employee’s answers are so important.
Assuming you want what most employers desire in a new hire – good work ethic, loyalty, honesty and integrity, along with the specific skills the position requires, asking the right interview questions and carefully listening to the answers should enable you to make a more informed hiring decision.
Here, then, are 7 key interview questions and what you should be looking for in the answers:
Interview questions like these can go a long way toward helping you make good hiring decisions. Just remember to listen well to each answer and read between the lines.