I have been asked recently by hiring managers and recruiters about my “active to passive ratio”. Active to passive ratio reflects the number of people interviewed who are currently unemployed versus employed. An active candidate is currently unemployed and actively looking for a position. A passive candidate is currently employed, relatively satisfied with their current
My passion for interviewing for A-list candidates was born from a horrible hiring mistake that I made. My first business required that I hire a manager to help run the day to day activities. I chose the wrong person and the mistake almost cost me my business. I began to search for people who could
I was recently performing an interview for one of my clients. As I introduced myself to a well dressed candidate, the first question out of her mouth was “What animal left the long green poop on the sidewalk? Was it a goose? I think it’s a goose.” While the question was entertaining to me and
Peter Drucker says that 2/3 of all hiring decision are found to be a mistake within the year. Dr. Peirre Mornell says that if you rectify the situation of a bad hire within 6 months, then it will cost you 2 ½ times that person’s annual salary. The cost of a bad hire is staggering.
When interviewing for various positions within your organization, the real question you are often asking is “Does this person have integrity?” The interview process between an administrative assistant and Executive Director is exactly the same. I have assisted my clients with interviewing for both positions using the same set of initial questions in order to
I have a client who asks candidates this question: “If you were a type of cheese, which would it be?” The question makes people laugh and we have had some pretty clever responses. “Pepper Jack: I’m spicy!” and “Any one of them except blue cheese, because that one stinks!” are among a few of the
In every single interview process that I have ever facilitated, there is always a point where my client turns to me and says “I might hate this process.” I always warn them before we begin that at some point during the process, they will get frustrated. This usually happens when we have been working together
One of my clients has been expressing lots of frustration over her interview process. When she shared her aggravation, I listened to her concerns and responded that the search was going marvelously! She looked at me like I was nuts. I am so certain of our progress because she is learning and thriving throughout the