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5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn

5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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A large part of hiring failure can be attributed to asking the traditional, standard, stupid, inane, canned interview questions. If you want to determine if someone can achieve your desired goals, outcomes, deliverables, expectations, KPIs, and metrics - then you need a set of interview questions designed to extract that information to predict future performance and fit.

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Traditional Job Descriptions Don't Attract Top Talent | LinkedIn

Traditional Job Descriptions Don't Attract Top Talent | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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Traditional job descriptions masquerading as advertisements repulse, reject, 

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Eliminate Candidate Embellishment | LinkedIn

Eliminate Candidate Embellishment | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Stop allowing candidates to lie, embellish, and exaggerate what they did and what they think they can do for you."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

The vast majority of CEOs and senior executives have told me over the last 20 years that they think 100 percent of candidates they interview tend to lie, embellish, and exaggerate. The big question is HOW DO YOU GET TO THE TRUTH?

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Likeability in the Interview is NOT a Reliable Predictor of Success

Likeability in the Interview is NOT a Reliable Predictor of Success | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"In my last article, Why Do Most Interviews Have a Low Correlation to Success, I talked about the issue that most interviews do not correlate well with success."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Many studies of hiring show that the dominant reason for hiring decisions are things like rapport, chemistry, and like-ability. None of these has any correlation to success on the job. In fact, measuring candidates with first impressions of these traits usually results in hiring errors and mistakes.

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What If Your Track Record on Hiring is 50 Percent at Best?

What If Your Track Record on Hiring is 50 Percent at Best? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
What If Your Track Record on Hiring is 50 Percent at Best?
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Most executives and hiring managers have admitted to me in our workshops over the last 20 years that their personal track record on hiring people who HIT or EXCEED expectations is somewhere in the 25-33 percent range. 50 percent is what most of the studies have shown in formal surveys and research. Where does that leave us in the current state of hiring accuracy and success?

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HIRING: Do You Stink at Interviewing - Is It Like Playing Craps in Vegas?

HIRING: Do You Stink at Interviewing - Is It Like Playing Craps in Vegas? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Do You Stink at Interviewing - Is It Like Playing Craps in Vegas?
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Many hiring managers and executives have never been adequately trained in how to interview. We assume because you carry the title manager or executive you should know how to hire. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the greatest areas of impact you can have on your organization is to make sure all managers are capable of effective interviewing.

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Who Gets Hired and Who Doesn't

Who Gets Hired and Who Doesn't | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Here’s what I learned: deciding which candidate to hire is nearly all art, and very little science."

 

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Interesting article by Liz Ryan basically indicating that whether you get hired or not is completely random, subjective, and biased on a hiring manager's personality or experience.

 

She's not far off from the truth. Most hiring managers have never been formally trained in how to hire. Most do a random-terrible job of hiring. Most studies show that hiring is not much better than rolling dice down the felt in Las Vegas = primarily because most of the people who are doing it don't have a clue what they are doing.

 

It's not "art" as Liz Ryan indicates. It does tend more toward science - yet most people who are doing it don't know the science so they'll guessing or playing at hiring.

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The Best Hiring Managers Ask Questions About Initiative

The Best Hiring Managers Ask Questions About Initiative | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Employees with initiative hit the bulls eye all the time. Frequently, they exceed your targets and expectations."

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The top trait of success is initiative - also characterized as proactivity or discretionary effort. Very few consistently show it - yet the very best performers are constantly going above and beyond the call of duty, doing more than they were asked, anticipating, and always thinking one step ahead. How do you measure this number ONE trait of success in the interview?

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This Is NOT the Position I Accepted

This Is NOT the Position I Accepted | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Why do candidates take jobs – only to realize after the fact that the role, company, culture, or hiring manager personality was misrepresented in the
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Most candidates do a terrible job figuring out what the real job is during the interview - only to be surprised after the fact that the real expectations, outcomes, metrics, and KPIs are not what was discussed in the interview. How can there be such a large gap between what the hiring manager says and the candidate perceives is the real job?

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Your Desperation leads to Hiring Failure

Your Desperation leads to Hiring Failure | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The last major hiring mistake in our Top Ten Hiring Mistakes Research Project is “Desperation Hiring.” Desperation Hiring occurs when you lower your
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Our last of the Top Ten Hiring Mistakes is Desperation Hiring which occurs at about the 4-6 week point when you've only got rejects, deadbeats, and toxic folks in your candidate pipeline. You realize you're probably not going to see any better candidates and you begin to rationalize, dummy-down, sub-optimize hiring a lesser quality person. I have never seen this work out well.

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Hiring Mistake #8 – ONLY Hire Candidates Who Can Meet Your Expectations

Hiring Mistake #8 – ONLY Hire Candidates Who Can Meet Your Expectations | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Hiring Mistake #8 – ONLY Hire Candidates Who Can Meet Your Expectations
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Might it be possible that you're setting the wrong expectations of performance in the interview - and then measuring for this "wrong" criteria?

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Hiring Mistake #5: Would You Interview the Same as Picking a Heart Surgeon?

Hiring Mistake #5: Would You Interview the Same as Picking a Heart Surgeon? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

A major mistake occurs in the hiring process when interviewing candidates. There is a tendency to equate, extrapolate, and extend experience to be the same as results. There is an enormous gap between experience and results. Historical experience.

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Would you invest the same amount of time, due diligence, and focus as you would if you had to interview heart surgeons to work on you? Probably NOT. Most hiring executives VIOLATE the old adage to hire slowly. Usually, the decision to hire is made with minimal data and information. This error/mistake helps lead to the statistic of 50/50 probability in hiring. When will you no longer accept random results from the hiring and interviewing process?

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Hiring Mistake #3: Does Your Hiring Process Resemble Ordering Fast Food?

Hiring Mistake #3: Does Your Hiring Process Resemble Ordering Fast Food? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

We title Hiring Mistake #3 as “Inappropriate Prerequisites”. The metaphor of these inappropriate prerequisites is that hiring top talent is not the same as ordering in the drive-through line at your favorite fast food restaurant.

Barry Deutsch's insight:

There are a few key mistakes and errors that get repeated over and over. One of these is using the wrong criteria to at the core of the entire hiring process. Using inappropriate prerequisites like those found on most job descriptions leads to poor hiring success - perhaps at best it turns into a 50/50 crap shoot.

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8 Common Frustrations in Hiring | LinkedIn

8 Common Frustrations in Hiring | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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What are the most common frustrations in hiring we've heard from over 25000 CEOs and Senior Executives in the last two decades? Do any of these match up with your frustrations?

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Are You Shocked by Your Candidate's On-line Image?

Are You Shocked by Your Candidate's On-line Image? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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Do you make it a rule to Google everyone you are considering interviewing? Are you in shock over some of the things you see candidates post as their profile pictures in places like Twitter and LinkedIn?

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Two Big Reasons Why Work “Culture” Is Overrated

Two Big Reasons Why Work “Culture” Is Overrated | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
The fixation on “culture fit” might be steering us wrong on both sides of the hiring table.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Counterintuitive article on whether looking at "cultural fit" is overrated. Do you think it's important and should have the same focus as measuring success traits, comparable performance, and other abilities? OR would you give it a minor effort? My experience has been that it's equally important as the performance side. Unfortunately, most companies screw up the measurement of "fit".

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Why Do Most Interviews Have A Low Correlation to Success?

Why Do Most Interviews Have A Low Correlation to Success? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Why Do Most Interviews Have A Low Correlation to Success?
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Most interviews have a very low correlation to success since the vast majority of hiring managers focusing on measuring how good of an actress/actor is sitting across from them. Usually the interview is based on rapport, chemistry, and likability. Layered onto that inaccurate assessment is that fact that you're not even seeing their true personality.

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Scary Interview Statistic - Stop Measuring How Well Someone Interviews

Scary Interview Statistic - Stop Measuring How Well Someone Interviews | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Interviewing performance (acting skills) has zero correlation to success."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

After 30 years of executive search, I am still amazed by the low to non-existent correlation between interviewing, as it is traditionally conducted by most hiring managers, and on-the-job performance. Are you measuring how well a candidate performs in the interview, or how good of an employee will they be in that job in your company?

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Will Another 30 Days Overcome Your Hiring Error?

"Are you playing the “Let’s Give Another 30 Days” with that employee you hired that can’t meet your performance or behavior expectations – only now it’s 6 months, a year, or 2 years later?"

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Why do we play this mental headgame of "Let's Give it Another 30 Days?" We know it's not going to work out - but we keep deluding ourselves that it's going to get better.

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Introverts are Set-up for Failure in Job Interviews

Introverts are Set-up for Failure in Job Interviews | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Introverts have it really tough in most job interviews. It borders on having the deck stacked against you."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

The entire interview process is stacked against introverts in favor of extroverts. Over 30 years of executive search and 250,000 interviews shows there is no advantage/disadvantage for either group on the job. The problem is getting through a traditional interview process designed to screen out introverts.

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No Correlation Between Interviewing and On-The-Job Performance

No Correlation Between Interviewing and On-The-Job Performance | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"In 30 years of executive search, over 1000 search projects, and interviews with over 250,000 candidates, we cannot find a single correlation that  links interviewing and job performance."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Interviewing - as it is done by most hiring managers - has zero correlation between asking the 20 standard, stupid, inane, canned interview questions - and on the job performance. Hiring accuracy is no better than a 50/50 batting average. Why do most managers accept this horrific level of hiring success and accuracy?

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She Seemed Perfect for the Job – What Went Wrong?

She Seemed Perfect for the Job – What Went Wrong? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"My partner, Brad Remillard, frequently shares the following story in our hiring workshops titled “You’re NOT the Person I Hired.” How is it possible your perfect candidate self-destructed after hiring?"

Barry Deutsch's insight:

One of the most common frustrations we hear about the hiring process is: I thought I hired the right person - they said all the right things and I liked them - but they were NOT the person I thought I hired. How does this happen to most hiring managers?

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Hiring Mistake #9 - Three Ways You Disrespect Top Talent – Why They’ll Never Join Your Team

Hiring Mistake #9 - Three Ways You Disrespect Top Talent – Why They’ll Never Join Your Team | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Top talent is frequently disrespected during the hiring process, ranging from the initial recruitment to the interview."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

When you're trying to hire the best, whether it's a senior executive or plant custodian, you've got to put your best foot forward in showing the candidate what a wonderful company you are - how you respect employees, engage employees, and create a happy workforce. The interview serves as a great window for candidates to see what you are really like as a company. Why do so many companies blow this opportunity?

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Hiring Mistake #7: NOT Fishing In Deep Waters for the Best Candidates

Hiring Mistake #7: NOT Fishing In Deep Waters for the Best Candidates | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Most of the methods traditionally used to attract candidates bring forth candidates who are floating in the shallow end of the pond."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

Are you still accepting anyone who lands on your doorstep from posting generic job descriptions on generic job boards? This is a very small percentage of the viable candidate pool. STOP finishing for candidates in shallow waters.

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Hiring Mistake #4: Falling In/Out of Love During Interviews

Hiring Mistake #4: Falling In/Out of Love During Interviews | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

Hiring executives and managers rely too heavily on first impressions (falling in or out of love in the interview) to hire candidates – and as a result make Snap Judgments about candidates.Click here to edit the content

Barry Deutsch's insight:

1st impressions tend to dictate the hiring decisions of most hiring managers and executives. In the vast majority of interviews, the decision to hire a candidate is primarily based on likability, rapport, and chemistry (not even the personality characteristics of the candidate - but rather their superficial acting skills). Is any wonder interviewing success is at best a 50/50 proposition?

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