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The Most Common Interview Questions that Can Get You in Legal Trouble

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

We all know that interviewing can be a scary process. You’re wearing a tie that is too tight, you’re trying to keep all your witty anecdotes in order, and you’re terrified that you’ll slip up and say something that could cost you the job. But believe it or not, the interview process is equally nerve-wracking for your interviewer. They want to give a good impression of the company, but still get all the information they need to make an informed decision. Most importantly, just like you, they are concerned that they’ll say the wrong thing.


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3 Steps to Reducing the Stress of a High Volume Hiring Project

Posted by  Brian Dishman

high-volume-hiringFacility startups and major hiring expansions are some of the most stressful activities that a Human Resources Manager will face during the course of a career. Other than a mass layoff or facility closing, there is probably not a major Human Resource activity that causes more sleepless nights than a facility startup. Hiring several hundred people over a compressed and ever-shifting timeline can be an incredibly daunting challenge.


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Are You Making One of These 4 Interviewing Errors When Hiring?

Posted by  Megan Why

interview-error.jpgInterviewing is the most common form of assessment when identifying new hires for any organization. When a hiring manager is talking to candidates, there are many things that they can do to make sure they use the time productively. Even the best interviewer can make mistakes in the interview process. Often, just being aware of the interview pitfalls can help even the most experienced interviewer perfect his or her skills. Here are some common errors to avoid during the interview process.


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Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by  Mark Rogers

Countdown.jpgIt’s been another great year for Select International’s blog. We set new records for number of views, shares, and subscribers. That’s a direct result of our goal for this blog. We always try to create quality content that informs, educates, and sometimes entertains our readers. In 2016, we published 124 posts on this blog. That’s more than we’ve ever published, and it has really paid off.

With the year ending in just a few days, we thought it would be a good time to countdown our top 5 blog posts of the past year, just in case you missed any.

Let’s start with number 5…


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Avoid 90% of Interviewing Mistakes With This Simple Acronym

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

interview-mistakes.jpgInterviews are a fantastic way to gain insight about an applicant, but it can be tough to remember all the different best practices. Obviously you want to end up with useful information that will be helpful in your hiring decision, but how can you maximize that likelihood? When you’re deep in conversation with the applicant, what are the most important things to remember to keep the interview on track?

That’s where F.I.S.H. comes in. Keep this acronym in mind while conducting interviews, and you’ll eliminate a significant amount of the biases that can infect your effectiveness. Here’s what to avoid:


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5 Interview Questions You Must Ask to Assess Motivational Fit

Posted by  Megan Why

motivational-fit-interview.jpgMotivational fit is an important part of any interview process. Without asking questions around motivational fit or job fit, you could miss key pieces of information about a candidate’s likes and dislikes in the workplace. After all, studies have shown that motivational fit is the single biggest predictor of absenteeism, turnover, and overall employee satisfaction.

As a trainer of Select Interviewing for over 10 years, I put a strong emphasis on this during trainings and make sure interviewers understand the impact of motivational fit on their hiring process.

Below are 5 motivational fit questions that you can use during your interview to better assess the motivational fit of your candidates.


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10 Illegal Interview Questions That Hiring Managers Are Still Asking

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

interview-in-progress.jpgTake a look at these questions:

  • What is your religious affiliation?

  • What political party do you support?

  • What is your ethnicity (or race, or color)?

  • How old are you?

  • Are you married?

  • Are you disabled?

  • Do you drink (or smoke) socially?

  • Are you in debt?

  • Do you have children or plan to?

  • Are you pregnant?


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4 Pieces to Help You Build a Winning Team for Your Organization

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

winning-team.jpgMany of us have a favorite sports team that we follow. When our team does well, most of the recognition goes to the players. Sometimes, the recognition even goes to us if we are wearing that lucky shirt that magically wills our team to win even though we’re watching from 700 miles away. When our team does poorly, we often criticize the management of the team. We question the acquisitions of players we don’t like and wonder what the front office is thinking when they draft one player over another. Why is selecting a winning team so difficult? If we were in charge things would be different. Maybe not. It really depends on your approach.


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7 Scary Interview Questions That You Should Never Ask to Candidates

Posted by  Vicki Marlan

halloween.jpgIn many aspects, the hiring process is similar to a game of poker in that each side is trying to gather as much information as they can to determine when they should bet and when they should fold. Organizations who allow untrained interviewers to conduct unstructured interviews are creating an environment where the candidate has the upper hand.

Asking poorly developed interview questions is really no better than playing a poker hand blind. And the worst part is that the interviewer (or poker player who is playing the blind hand) believes they have enough information to make a good decision. This fact creates an environment where organizations continue to ask the same bad interviewing questions and also continue to make poor hiring decisions.


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What Happens When a Hiring Manager Does Too Much during an Interview?

Posted by  Alissa Parr, Ph.D.

interviewing-candidate.jpgInterviews are a great opportunity for companies to get more information from a candidate about his or her skills, experience, and capabilities, but they are also a way for the candidate to get more information about the company. Interviews sometimes fall at the last stage of a hiring process, which can have implications for how interviewers approach the situation. These candidates may have already gone through a series of stages in the hiring process (e.g., phone screen, application, online assessment, etc.) and may have been considered to be qualified based on the information collected.


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