… in the ever present minefield of candidate interviewing.
From Maggie Smith, vice resident of HR at Traliant, a provider of online compliance training.
Asking personal questions that aren’t job related can be problematic. A simple rule to follow is to keep interview questions focused on the position, the skills and experience needed, and realistic expectations for the role.
Some questions to avoid may seem obvious, but it can be a minefield if one slips into casual conversation and ends up asking something that can potentially cause problems for you and your organization.
Additionally, to stay on track, remain focused on talent and capability. And to assist in evaluating future performance, behavioral based questions (behavioral competencies) are excellent recruiting tools for employers. They are also excellent traits that candidates should highlight as part of their interview plan. Referencing a previous post:
From Maggie Smith and Fast Company:
… predictable characteristics of changing times and changing work environments.
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