To find the ideal candidate and save your company money in the long run, standardize your interview process. The “A Method for Hiring” offers four steps to address all the needs of the employer, and adequately investigate candidates for fit and demonstrated potential to meet your goals. First, define the job and its qualifications. Then, look for the best candidates by asking proven talent for their recommendations and also using skilled recruiters to scout for the best people. Send all potential hires through a thorough interviewing process. Dig for details, as this is the most important stage. Finally, strive to keep the candidates that made it through the process by meeting all their realistic needs.
About the Author
Dr. Geoff Smart is the chairman and founder of ghSMART, a leadership consulting firm that serves Fortune 500 executives and their boards, billionaire entrepreneurs, and heads of state with its 12 offices in North America and Europe. He is the NYT bestselling author of Who, Leadocracy, and Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership success. He holds his Ph.D in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University where he was a student of Peter F. Drucker.
Randy Street is the managing partner of ghSMART. At the company, he helps executives find and develop top talent to join their teams and make a real impact on the world. A popular keynote speaker, he speaks on leadership topics to companies and executives. Prior to joining ghSMART, he was the EVP of Sales and Marketing for EzGov.