Hiring Wisdom: Interviewing Made Simple, in Just Six Questions

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By Mel Kleiman

There are really only two questions that need to be answered in the hiring selection process:

  1. Is this the right person for the job?
  2. Is the job right for this person?

To answer these questions, we need to ask only four questions:

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  1. Can this person do this job?
  2. Will this person like doing this job and do it well?
  3. Will this person like working with us?
  4. Will we like working with this person?

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


1 Comment on “Hiring Wisdom: Interviewing Made Simple, in Just Six Questions

  1. For job-jobs this seems valid but what about how the person will perform in a year?  Where are the questions about how the person will perform beyond the immediate tasks? About career path? Can you afford the person’s salary? Will this person grow and be of continued benefit in higher more complex positions? 

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