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PRINCIPLES OF HIRING ACCURACY

PRINCIPLE

#6
BEFORE YOU HIRE, AIM
Take time BEFORE you start hiring for a job to figure out what what you're going to measure it. Don't wing it.

BEFORE YOU HIRE, AIM

How many of us have been in a job interview and felt like the interviewer was 'winging it'?

As interviewers, how many of us have been guilty of deciding what we'd ask the candidate as we were walking into the interview or even worse, during it?

Chefs don't decide what they're cooking half way into the process. (It's too late by then.)

Neither should you when it comes to deciding on the hiring recipe you're going to use to compare candidates.

Winging it leads to hiring decisions driven more by the personal biases of those doing the hiring than the traits of the candidates themselves.

Take the time BEFORE you start hiring for a job to figure out what you're going to measure and how you're going to measure it.

'Winging it' leads to bad hires.

Taking the time to 'aim first' fixes that.