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Episode #113: How to Conduct an Interview in Three Steps - Suzie Price

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When we think about a wake-up eager workforce, we are looking for people who are performing roles that align with their strengths. We are looking for people who are motivated and feel respected and appreciated in their roles.

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Overview of Episode #113 --- 

  • Reduce the risk of hiring the wrong person. Focus on F.I.T.
  • Getting the interview team ready.
  • Targeted interviewing and selection process. Have truth-telling interviews.
  • Avoid the biggest interview mistakes.
  • Hire a superior performer every time.

In this episode of the Wake Up Eager Workforce podcast, Suzie Price shares invaluable insights on the art of conducting effective interviews for hiring managers. Emphasizing the importance of finding the right fit to mitigate the risk of a bad hire, Suzie introduces a structured approach to enhance interviewing and hiring skills. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone involved in hiring, offering practical tools and strategies to improve the selection process.

Key highlights include the introduction of the F.I.T process, which stands for Figure out what the job needs, Interview plan and strategy, and Targeted interviewing and selection process. Suzie explains how creating a hiring template can significantly contribute to understanding job requirements beyond just resumes and backgrounds. The importance of having a well-communicated interview plan to prepare the interview team is underscored, promoting a unified approach to candidate evaluation.

Suzie delves into targeted interviewing techniques, advocating for competency-based questions that reveal candidates' true potential and fit for the role. The discussion also touches on common interviewing mistakes such as over-reliance on gut feeling and unstructured interviews, offering solutions to avoid these pitfalls.

Listeners are encouraged to embrace the episode's guidance to create a high-commitment, low-drama workforce. By focusing on fit, utilizing structured interview processes, and employing effective evaluation techniques, organizations can significantly improve their hiring outcomes, ensuring a Wake Up Eager Workforce that aligns with their goals and values.

In this episode:

[00:00:01] Today we're talking about how to conduct an interview. This is for every hiring manager out there. If you are interviewing people for a position, you are going to want to tune into this episode.

[00:01:07] Help leaders and organizations make good decisions about their people. 

[00:02:50] Suzie speaks about structure and clarity in the interview process.

[00:07:09] Oftentimes we don't want to actually learn the structure until we've suffered from the pain of a poor hire.

[00:12:33] Look for more than the resume in the background. 

[00:16:34] The other top interview mistake is we have unconscious bias. 

[00:19:27] Importance of figuring out their roads traveled and aspirations.

[00:22:57] Suzie talks about creating a hiring template.

[00:29:45] How clarity allows hiring managers to all talk about the job in the same way. 

[00:40:32] Setting the right tone and making the company stand out at the end of the interview.

[00:45:21] Eliminating distractions during the interview process. 

[00:49:14] How to listen agressively.

[00:52:45] The 75/25 rule in interviewing. 

[00:55:32] Recapping the interview process.

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Episode #95 Hiring Manager Mistakes and Best Practices with Huff Logue - Part Two -

Episode #81 Hiring with TriMetrix: Why and How It Works -

Episode #50 How to Evaluate Job Fit: What Great Hiring Managers Do... -

Connect with Suzie:

  1. LinkedIn: Suzie Price
  2. LinkedIn: Priceless Professional Development
  3. LinkedIn: Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast

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