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Hiring Gone Wrong Part II 👩‍💻

Hiring the best is your most important task - Steve Jobs
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Hiring Gone Wrong Part II 👩‍💻
By Gillian Davis • Issue #14 • View online
Hiring the best is your most important task - Steve Jobs

In  Hiring Gone Wrong Part I I outlined the steps starting with role creation to posting the job. In Part II we share the best practices from reviewing CVs to making the offer. 
A big take away that I want all managers to get is that this isn’t just about ‘best practice’ to save you time but thinking about the candidate experience. People will talk and if you run a candidate through a poorly executed process that is not only a reflection on you but on your company. 
We all know talent is hard to find so do what you can to overcome the challenges by focusing on what is in your control. Getting back to candidates in a timely manner, providing helpful feedback to interviewees, and by keeping the whole process lean to avoid lengthy decision making and in turn delaying the process. 
One of your greatest and arguable most impactful responsibilities of being a manager is to build you team, so take the time to do it right. 
Read 👓
1. This is great and funny because it’s true. Enjoy.
2. People tend to make snap judgments when they’re interviewing job candidates. The problem is, these predictions from the first 10 seconds are useless. There are some really great examples of interview questions in this comprehensive outline for Google’s approach to hiring. 
3. No one can deny that our bias plays a role when we interview. Even the most self-aware person cannot be fully aware of when their unconscious bias is kicking in. That is why having a range of interviewers support the process will help you overcome that. Here are some other great tips of how to mitigate your interview bias. 
Listen 🎧
Patty McCord knows a thing or two about building great teams and a corporate culture. During her time as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, she created the famous Netflix Culture Deck – one Sheryl Sandberg refers to as “…the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”
Try 👩‍🎓
Next time you interview put some of these great interview questions to work. Go beyond the norm and think about what you are looking to assess and chose the questions that will give you the answers you need. 
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