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The Best “Behavioral” Interview is the Topgrading ™ Interview

So-called behavioral interviews are: The most common “best practice” used for hiring by leading companies Supposed to reveal key competencies in candidates for hire, and Fail to achieve both those objectives. The theory is good: instead of asking general (“tell me about yourself”) or hypothetical (“how would you handle …”) questions, find out what the …

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Fixing the Biggest Mistake Interviewers Make

The biggest mistake an interviewer can make is to accept generalities (“My boss says I could communicate better”). The solution is to probe for specific examples so you can accurately rate the candidate on that competency (communications in this case). Without probing for specifics, you may assume that the problem is serious (violates confidences, fails …

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Pilgrim Topgraders

Happy Thanksgiving!  How’s this for an idea:  If the Pilgrims had not been Topgraders, had they not elected an A Player leader, their Plymouth Colony would have failed and the Dutch, French, or Spanish would have taken over the New World.  No America.  No Thanksgiving.  Think about that this week as you enjoy your turkey …

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