How many times have you interviewed and hired candidates who just didn’t work out? They looked good on paper and interviewed well. They were smart and likable. What happened? Did you ask the right questions? Were they truthful with you? Or is it really only luck or a guess?
There is a more predictable way to hire. You could hire to your firm’s culture.
Every firm has its own unique culture that is perfect for some candidates. Conversely, there are some people who would not fare so well. In order to interview for ideal employees, firm leaders must be clear about their firm culture to determine the right candidates.
Once you know the kind of candidate who will do well in your firm, it is easier to interview.
Identify what key characteristics and experiences are important for someone to be successful?
Identify what might be less important? Which questions will likely reveal what you are looking for?