What criteria do you use when assessing a prospective employee? Is it possible that you’re rejecting candidates with great potential by not asking the right questions, asks Nilofer Merchant, writing for Harvard Business Review.
Merchant says perfectly good applicants are screened out because they don’t fit a predetermined mould.
In interviews, potential employers and employees should find out as much as they need to about each other. But, she says, this rarely happens, citing an example where an applicant’s intense curiosity initially backfired on him.