Don’t Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions

In a recent workshop, one of the participants explained, “I like to ask personal questions to see if the candidate will fit in with the team socially.” Well, that’s an illegal discrimination. * in the US, but not in other places. (It’s illegal because if you reject a candidate based on their answer, you’re discriminating …

Is Your Hiring Strategy Creating a Mono-Culture?

George Dinwiddie pointed me this post, I got rejected by Google – woe is me. Read through the comments; they are as illuminating as the post. Here’s the stated Google hiring strategy, Hiring: The Lake Wobegon Strategy. I don’t see Google’s stated practice of hiring above the mean as congruent with what’s happening in practice. …

Interviews Tell a Candidate About the Hiring Manager and the Culture

Interviews and how they are set up reflect on the hiring manager and the organization’s culture. If you want to read about some particularly bad interviews, take a look at Jerry Weinberg’s most recent article on the AYE site, Getting Some Good Out Of Bad Interviewing. It’s hard to believe, but every situation in this …