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Rikka Brandon, CEO of Building Gurus – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Authored “Two Interview Tricks to Help Avoid Hiring Mistakes”, Featured in LBM Journal
Plano, TX | 5/6/2020
Rikka Brandon is the CEO and Founder of Building Gurus – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, an executive search firm located in Fargo, ND. They work exclusively with building product manufacturers and distributors across the nation to find, hire, and retain top building products talent. The following is an article published in LBM Journal:
We’ve covered various best practices for interviewing, including the type of questions to ask (and what not to ask!). Here are two more pieces of advice to consider that can drastically improve your chances of making a great hire.
1. Dig deeper
Standard interviews are a series of questions and answers. They’re mildly effective, but everyone who has interviewed enough knows that when the interview turns into a conversation, the candidate has a much better chance of being asked back.
I am a big believer in “functional” interview questions in the first stage (see my June 2018 column for more details on these questions). Functional questions will help you determine if a candidate can do the job you are hiring for. They are focused on what the individual has done in the past. Unfortunately, many people stop there.