As an interviewer, there are any number of prompts you can use to get job candidates to divulge more details and give you a more complete picture. When they have finished their response to your question and you want to know more, say:
Or, just remain silent for a moment or two. They’ll speak up to fill the void.
It bears repeating…
Find a way to keep in touch with the great people who have left your employ. Keep them on the company newsletter list or keep remembering their birthdays with a card. Let them know you’d welcome them back. You never know; the grass isn’t always greener.
If you want your recruiting ads and posts to attract more applicants, do these two things…
Just because you need an employee is no reason for anyone to be interested or to want to work for you or your organization.
“Thetime I spend hiring the right way is nothing compared to the time I’ll have to spend dealing with the wrong elves or reindeer.” “A key strategy for leadership success is to involve your team members help running the operation – especially when it comes to making decisions that affect them.“
“Nothing motivates employees more than knowing they make a difference.”
“Never forget that getting big things done allyear long is not about magic; it’s about leadership.”
“We do not train future pilots; we train future captains.” I’m a sucker for a good quote and this came from a pilot for Cathay Pacific talking about the pilots he flies with. The comment has leadership written all over it.
“We do not train and develop managers; we train and develop future leaders,” should be the mantra of every manager in your organization up to the executive suite. Using this lens, if you ask your leaders how they view their roles, how many do you think you’d find who believe this wholeheartedly? I would venture to say that it would be a small minority.
Every leader’s mission statement should be: “I Develop Future Leaders.”