Companies grow when employees have a strong work ethic! However, companies often hire employees with a lousy work ethic.
There are several steps to help you hire employees who have strong work ethic plus avoid hiring lazy employees.
Previously, we discussed:
1st STEP = REVIEW APPLICATION OR RESUME for
WORK ETHIC CLUES
2nd STEP = 10-15 MINUTE, FAST PHONE INTERVIEW
3rd Step = PERSONALITY + INTELLIGENCE TESTS
Let’s discuss the next step.
4TH STEP = IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW
Uncover applicant’s successes, failures, likes, and dislikes.
Beware = Whatever applicants says about their employers and jobs, they may say about you! If an applicant badmouths their employers or jobs, you may expect that person to badmouth your company or job if you hire that applicant! So, incorporate applicant’s disparaging remarks into your decision about hiring that applicant.
Here are two tricky interview questions I find reveal a lot about an applicant:
- Ask, “After you finish all your work, what do you like to do?”
Applicants with strong work ethic say they ask their boss for more work or help co-workers. Applicants with bad work ethic say they do non-work activities.
- After applicant tells you big achievement, ask: “Whom can I contact to verify what you just told me?”
Remember = Applicants might lie or embellish achievements. Someone who did big achievement instantly tells you their supervisor’s name. But, applicants who lied about achievement hesitates telling you whom to contact.
IF you still like applicant after In-Depth Interview, then proceed to next steps.
We will discuss the final steps next time.
See you next time!!