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Scary Interview Statistic - Stop Measuring How Well Someone Interviews

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

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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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8 Ways To Develop Resilience and Fall Up

8 Ways To Develop Resilience and Fall Up | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
You are probably quite adept at resilience in most parts of your life, this article discusses 8 ways you can develop resilience
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Interesting article on developing resilience as a life success trait. I am fascinated by this concept as High School Girls Basketball Coach and executive recruiter. At the high school, level I hope my coaching instills an understanding in teens how to overcome adversity, set-backs, failures, bad days, and mistakes.

 

As an executive recruiter, I look for executives who have been tested, knocked off the horse and gotten back up on it, who have had some set-backs, and are self-aware about their resilience.

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CEO Confidence Bounces Back In February After Plunging In Late 2018

CEO Confidence Bounces Back In February After Plunging In Late 2018 | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
CEO confidence has bounced back stemming from robust economic conditions, solid consumer demand, strong earnings, and easy access to capital.
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CEO Confidence Index shows 28% of CEOs worried about finding enough talent. From my seat it looks like 100%.

 

Is finding and attracting enough talent a concern for you? I've got clients in every part of the country in every imaginable business - and it's the same story whether you're in towing, movie theaters, construction, restaurants - you name the industry - and I can guarantee everyone is scratching their head how to find more qualified applicants.

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Can We Really Test People for Potential?

People are complex. We need a more nuanced approach to predicting job performance.
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Very good research article in the MIT review.

 

My experience over 30 years of hiring and performance management consulting, and over 1000 executive search projects is that there is NO test that is predicative of future performance.

The intellectual tests do not predict future performance. They simply give you a perspective on raw intelligence – the ability to logically and rationally process information.

 

The personality assessments do not predict performance – they simply give you insight into a person’s preferred behavior/communication style in a work setting. Most of the tests are easily manipulated by the candidate into answering questions or checking words that the hiring manager wants to hear – not the real candidate.

 

Both of these are still useful tools and insights even with their flaws.

 

However, the ONLY way to predict future performance is to conduct a performance or success based structured interview that correlates with the outcomes desired in the role. Adding role plays, homework, and working/practical sessions/real case studies – along with deep and intrusive reference checking can boost interview accuracy from what most of the studies show is basically a 50/50 success rate into the 80-90 percent range.

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Hiring Frustration #4: NO Rigorous Process

Hiring Frustration #4: NO Rigorous Process | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"When you don't have a process, random results occur. Sometimes you hit the bulls eye, sometimes you don't". Is it worth taking the risk of missing targets, outcomes and results by letting managers do whatever they want in the hiring process?"

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A lack of a good rigorous hiring process results in outcomes that are comparable to rolling dice in Las Vegas - crapshoot hiring. Are you willing to bet your company on average and mediocre processes around talent?

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Do You Fish In Shallow Waters for the Best Candidates?

Do You Fish In Shallow Waters for the Best Candidates? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"If you want the very best candidates you have to fish in the right spot, and fish deeply for them."

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The number one frustration I hear as a do 60-70 talks a year to CEO groups is "we can't find enough good people. There's a reason for this - you're going about it all wrong. Your old, tired, traditional, and tribal techniques are now bringing the bottom 1/3 of the candidate pool to your doorstep.

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8 Common Frustrations in Hiring

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What are the frustrations that drive your crazy about how hiring is done in your organization?

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Over 20 years, 1000 presentations to CEO and Executive Groups, I've discovered that there are some common frustrations that drive hiring managers crazy.

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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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5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn

5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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Where did most of us learn what interview questions to ask - perhaps these were the questions you were asked 20 years ago when you were hired, or perhaps you plucked them off a random Google list. What are the right questions that get at whether someone can achieve your desired results and do it with a set of behaviors that are consistent with your culture and values?

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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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Job Search: Are You A Good Story Teller in the Interview?

Job Search: Are You A Good Story Teller in the Interview? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Similar to your early experience in kindergarten, storytelling is a powerful method to teach – to show hiring executives what your true capability is in helping them solve their most significant problems."

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Winning interviews is basically telling great stories that share key traits of success and answer quantifiable questions like dates, KPIs, metrics, outcomes, budgets, people, etc.

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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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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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According to LinkedIn: 94% of employees would stay at a company for this one reason

According to LinkedIn: 94% of employees would stay at a company for this one reason | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
In 2018, workers quit at the highest rates since 2001, and experts predict that the trend will continue into 2019. But according to LinkedIn's 2019 Workforce Learning Report, 94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it simply invested in helping them learn.

Via Anita Windisman
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Helping people to learn is a powerful tool in your kit for employee engagement and retention. As the study points out it could make the difference in retaining good people - why do most employers have a weak training and development program for their employees?

 

Are they worried if they train - then their employees will take the training and go elsewhere - thus a waste of training dollars?

 

Nothing could be further from the truth - training keeps people engaged - it doesn't repel them.

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Employee loyalty is so much more than a paycheque! 

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Two Big Mistakes Hiring Managers Make During the Interview

Two Big Mistakes Hiring Managers Make During the Interview | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
There is a huge amount of content out there that focuses on mistakes that job candidates make when they interview. but hiring managers do too
Barry Deutsch's insight:

The interview, when conducted with focused structured questions that correlate to job expectations, can be a very reliable predictor of future success. Unfortunately, most hiring managers don't define the expectations so the interview questions are in doubt. Secondly, the biggest mistake is that most hiring managers have never been trained how to conduct an accurate interview - so they are just winging it based on their life experiences. No wonder, the studies show that interview accuracy is basically as effective as rolling dice.

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The Scariest Thing about Introverts

The Scariest Thing about Introverts | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “... 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership...” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about an introvert is the blank stare that comes over their face when they’re thinking. It looks like displeasure, dislike, even disdain, to…
Barry Deutsch's insight:

This article triggered my thinking again of why introverts have so much trouble "winning" a job interview. I wrote an article a number of years ago titled "Why Introverts Are Doomed to Fail in the Interview".

 

Most hiring managers have a preconceived notion that the best candidates exhibit traits of extroversion in the interview - outgoing, warm, talkative, able to answer silly questions on the spot, or get deeply introspective and personal very quickly.

 

My experience with over 30 years of executive search and hiring coaching/consulting is that introversion or extroversion is not indicative of performance and success. I think many executives make wrong biased assumptions about introverts. So, now the question is how do introverts overcome this natural bias of most hiring managers - particularly in an interview format.

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Hiring Frustration #3: Lies and Exaggeration

Hiring Frustration #3: Lies and Exaggeration | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Lies, Embellishment, and Exaggeration. How many mistakes have you made in hiring candidates whom you lied, embellished, or exaggerated?"

Barry Deutsch's insight:

One of the greatest frustrations in hiring is having candidates lie convincingly, or exaggerating-embellishing what they've done. Most CEOs and Executives believe that at least 100 percent of candidates fake it in the interview. How do you overcome this tendency to misrepresent and get to the TRUTH?

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Hiring Frustration #1: What Am I Measuring?

Hiring Frustration #1: What Am I Measuring? | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it

No one can agree on who to hire because there is NO alignment on what success looks like for a position. Hiring is very simple and easy once we all agree on a common definition of success.

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The number ONE frustration I've heard over 2 decades is around the idea of what are we measuring in people - how do we know we're hiring a winner vs. falling victim to "You're NOT the Person I Hired".

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5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn

5 Questions That Identify Top Talent | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
Barry Deutsch's insight:

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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Hiring: The Most Important Part of the Interview Starts Before the Interview | LinkedIn

Hiring: The Most Important Part of the Interview Starts Before the Interview | LinkedIn | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
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Recognize, acknowledge, and understand the implications of making a first impression during interviewing. Most hiring managers make mistakes on 2/3 of the candidates they meet due to wrong first impressions.

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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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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.
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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?
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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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REFERRALS: Your Untapped Goldmine of Great Candidates

REFERRALS: Your Untapped Goldmine of Great Candidates | Hire Top Talent | Scoop.it
In my popular workshop “You’re NOT the Person I Hired”, I suggest that a minimum of 50% of all hires should be coming from referrals. If you’re not
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Study after study has proven the value of referrals in the recruiting and hiring process. Yet most companies efforts in referrals generation of candidates is lackluster at best. Referrals should represent at least 50% of your hires. If you're not making 50% of your hires through referrals, maybe it's time to take a check-up on your referral program.

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