DISCLAIMER: Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Performance

In almost every investment brochure, you will see a disclaimer that says: “Past performance is no guarantee of future results???. However most investors (or so they call themselves) completely ignore this disclaimer. Similarly in the world of hiring and recruiting, most hiring managers ignore the fact that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. … Continue reading DISCLAIMER: Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Performance

January 13, 2015

Why You Should Hire for Personality

So far we have covered Culture, Attitude and Aptitude in our previous articles. The final piece of the CAAP® Foundation is PERSONALITY. If you missed the previous articles, read them here: Culture, Attitude, Aptitude So what is Personality and why is it so important? According to Peter Gray, a professor of psychology with the Boston … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for Personality

November 4, 2014

Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

The Guy Who Could Not Learn Many years ago, I hired a guy who had more than 10 years of working experience and all the relevant technical qualifications and certifications. He did well in the interviews but there was one particular area that I completely overlooked — he worked almost exclusively by himself for most … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

October 28, 2014

What is ATTITUDE?

In my previous article, I talked about Culture. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today we will examine the next attribute – Attitude. So what is Attitude? Attitude is something that is notoriously difficult to define. It is something that you know it when you see it and it is usually not … Continue reading What is ATTITUDE?

October 21, 2014

Culture, Attitude, Aptitude, Personality. Do You Know the Difference?

Lately, I’ve been seeing some articles calling recruiters and hiring managers to hire for attitude but not for aptitude. Honestly, I have been quite ruffled and disturbed by this strange trend of reasoning. One article had the following statement: “Hire for attitude, not aptitude. Knowledge and skills are certainly important for making a long-term hire, … Continue reading Culture, Attitude, Aptitude, Personality. Do You Know the Difference?

October 14, 2014

3 Simple Steps to Highly Focused, Effective & Relevant Interview Questions

How do you craft highly focused, effective and relevant interview questions? That’s a common question I get from my workshop participants and clients. Crafting interview questions is not rocket science. It is actually very simple once you understand the basic rules of crafting good questions. Most HR Professionals and Hiring Managers I know do not … Continue reading 3 Simple Steps to Highly Focused, Effective & Relevant Interview Questions

October 7, 2014