As I read articles on the five traits employers look for in the ideal job candidate and others like it, I think about what traits the ideal interviewer would demonstrate in the hiring process.
Job candidates are responsible for showing they’re the most qualified person, but who’s to say interviewer/s shouldn’t be accountable for hiring the most qualified person for the job?
According to an article from CareerBuilder.com, a whopping 69% of employers say they’ve hired people who aren’t qualified to do the job or aren’t a fit. Furthermore, employers are losing humongous sums of money because of their poor hiring decisions, as much as $25,000-$50,000 per bad hire.
I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t bode well for employers’ hiring strategies and, more specifically, how they interview and choose their candidates.
Interviewing people for a position isn’t the easiest thing to do, nor is it the most pleasurable part…
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