MEASURE CRITICAL SKILLS WITH WORK SAMPLES
Have you ever hired someone you thought had a certain skill, only to later find out they didn't? Tell us about it below.
Why does this happen?
One reason is that candidates often lie or exaggerate about their skill to get a job.
Others mislead because of a lack of self-awareness.
This rewards those that lie or over-estimate their abilities and penalizes those that tell the truth or under-estimate their abilities.
So what do you do?
You follow Principle 17:
"Measure Critical Skills With Work Samples"
Instead of asking candidates 'tell me about a time you used Skill X'... Or 'hypothetically 'how would you use skill X?...
Give them a work sample: a situation/assignment that requires them to actually DO skill X.
The key is make the work sample as relevant to the job as possible.
You'll be surprised at how effectively this weeds out unqualified candidates.
Don't just ask what candidates have done or can do. Ask them to do.
Give them a work sample.