In order to have a solid team you need to recruit the right people and the best way to do that is by ensuring you have a good interview process during recruitment. Job interviews are one of the best ways to see if people will be a proper fit for your colleagues and that’s why it’s so important to ask more than the standard questions. Include a practical exercise in an interview, which will help you not only gage who a person is, but how they are and what motivates them.
Fun Practical Job Interview Exercises
What are some great interview activities and job interview exercises? Try questions that speak to behavioral interviewing in order to draw on concrete examples from past experiences, which is more reliable than asking hypothetical questions such as: “What did you do?”, rather than “What would you do?” Some interview questions you can try include: “Tell me about a time you had to change your behavior to get things done in an organization or project,” or “describe a situation where you helped someone else become a better professional.”
A fun start into the job interview: Personal Maps
One of the best ways to better understand the people around you is by knowing what drives them and what’s important to them. One great practical exercise in a job interview is to get people to explain their Personal Maps. It’s a form of mind mapping where people choose a few areas in their lives, such as professional, personal, relationships and hobbies and branch off from each one delving into what they’re passionate about. During an interview this will help to better uncover their drivers.