There’s nothing more important than talent selection.

Hiring isn’t hard, but to many it doesn’t come naturally. It’s a skill, and just like anything else, it’s a skill that can be honed with some knowledge and a few simple techniques. To help you win the war for top talent, I’ve got 10 steps to conducting better interviews. Here is my first step…

Tip #10, Don’t Take Notes

Go to the interview with no pen, no paper, no phone, and no iPad. Just you and the candidate. It  will make you much more in tune with them and their answers, and will cut down on things for them to hide behind creating a more involved conversation. The goal is to assess the candidates skills and values, and at the end of the interview, you’re going to make a decision to have them represent your company. To get the full story, you have to be engaged in active listening and you can’t do that with your attention on a legal pad!

If you feel stuck, and unable to enact your vision, improving your hiring is the fastest way to change the direction of the business! Sign up to receive  all 10 Steps to Better Interviews and be on your way to hiring better teams so you can delegate, empower, and be the leader that your team and business needs you to be.

-NJ