Although it’s a proven best-practice, most employers do not use a structured, standardized question set to interview job applicants. This inevitably leads to a wild variance in the quality of new hires because no one is comparing apples to apples.
The shame of this is that most employers do have a structured, standardized employee performance review that could easily be converted to the structured interview questions needed to raise the quality of new hire across the board.
Here are a couple of quick examples:
|Performance Review Item||Interview Question|
|Communications Skills||Tell me about a time you convinced your boss or a coworker to undertake a new project or do something another way.|
|Meeting Goals & Objectives||On a scale of 1 – 10, on your last job, how successful were you when it came to meeting you weekly and/or monthly goals? What would it have taken for you to be able to give yourself a higher number?|