May 27, 2019
Interview Questions With Some Truth Serum

This is a Brief Article – 5 minute read

In my last blog post, I discussed the dangers of using your intuition to evaluate candidates during a traditional job interview, which has been scientifically proven to be a very POOR predictor of future job performance. Traditional job interviews tend to lead the Interviewer to select a candidate they like rather than the candidate that has the most potential.

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April 12, 2018
Three Great Interview Questions

This is a Podcast – 6.30 Minutes

I was addressing the Auckland Rotary Club when it came to the Q&A a member asked if I could ask just one interview question, what would that be? I quickly replied that I hope I am never in that position.

However, I must say, this question did give me cause for some fast thinking on my feet. Before I give you my answer, I would like to address job interview questions in general. Continue reading

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November 22, 2017
Why Are Traditional Hiring Interviews So Unreliable?

This is a Podcast – 9.5 Minutes

Why do employees – hired by the same methods, doing the same job, and managed by the same person – perform so differently? Dependency on the traditional one-on-one unstructured interview is a prime reason.

Besides being the most expensive tool (management time) in the selection process, the unstructured interview is also the least valid – between .05 and .15 – so at best you’ll get it right one out of every six interviews. Continue reading

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