There is a certain important aspect of a job interview that is not getting proper attention. It is something that will have the most profound impact on the prospective employee’s career and their productivity – yet it is often neglected.
I’m talking about boss-employee compatibility.
It’s true that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. But more specifically, they leave manager’s personalities. An interview naturally focuses on the applicant’s suitability for the job. But will his personality make a comfortable fit with the rest of the team – and you? It’s the proverbial elephant in the room that not enough managers seek to uncover. You may be so enamored with a candidate’s credentials that you bypass their attitude or your mutual chemistry.
In my recent article on PsychologyToday.com I discuss the job seekers’ side of the issue, advising them to put it firmly on their interview agenda. But you as the manager must also ask the right questions and listen closely – to increase your chances of success for a great hire.
As workplace conflict plagues today’s office and continues to make HR headlines, there’s no time like the present to brush up on this skill for any upcoming job interviews. For more, read the complete article.