Interviewing for new hires is one of the most important activities for leadership. Taking into account if the new hire both fits into the existing culture, as well as brings a new outside-in flavor.
Setup for success
A great way to really test people is to put them into unexpected situations. Move the interview from the office to a coffee bar around the corner. As soon as people need to respond to unexpected context, such as people sitting next to them, waiters asking questions,… the chance of identifying a rehearsed “success story” increases.
Questions with a twist
How many gas stations are there in North America?
(answer March 2019: 160.000)