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How To Hire The Right Person Every Time

podcast May 21, 2024

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In this episode, I share the ultimate tool that can revolutionize your hiring process: the hiring rubric. By standardizing your hiring approach, you can reduce bias, make better hiring decisions, and streamline the entire process. I break down the structure of an effective hiring rubric and show you how to implement it to build your own high-impact team.

What You'll Learn

  • How to define and prioritize core competencies and skills for your organization.
  • The importance of clear indicators for evaluating candidate proficiency.
  • Crafting questions that reveal candidates' true capabilities.

Key Takeaways

  1. Reduce Bias: A hiring rubric ensures decisions are based on clear standards rather than personal preferences.
  2. Better Hiring Decisions: Clearly defined competencies help identify the best candidates for the role.
  3. Efficient Process: A rubric streamlines evaluations, saving time and reducing confusion.
  4. Consistency: Standardized questions and criteria mean the process doesn’t change based on who is conducting the interview.
  5. Collective Decision Making: The rubric allows for easier collaboration among hiring team members.

Step-by-Step Process to Create a Hiring Rubric

  1. Identify Core Competencies and Skills: Start with a list of essential competencies and skills that reflect your organization's values and the specific role.
  2. Define Competency Indicators: Specify observable evidence for each competency. What behaviors or actions demonstrate the competency?
  3. Craft Aligned Questions: Develop interview questions that will help you uncover whether a candidate has the required competencies and skills.

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