Recruiting at any level for your company is a significant investment and so you need to take real care in your recruitment process.
In order to secure a great employee who will meet your high-performance objectives, you should consider far more than just the set of skills or experience that they can bring to you.
Here are a top 10 of red flags you should take seriously and use consistently in your recruitment process.
1. Victim mentality
3. Obsessing about compensation
4. Video interviews with weird backgrounds
5. Too polished
6. No questions (or canned questions)
7. Bragging about other offers
8. Not knowing what they don't know
9. An extreme commute
10. Poor listening skills
Sometimes it's crystal clear that someone you brought in for a job interview just isn't the right fit for the role. Maybe he doesn't have the skills, for example, or perhaps she's a certified grade-A jerk. But other times the signs that a potential new hire won't pan out for your company can be more subtle. What are these smaller signs that a candidate isn't quite right? A recent Quora thread responding to someone who asked "What are some of the biggest red flags in an interviewee?" provided a wealth of great responses from some top-notch recruiters and entrepreneurs who together have hired thousands and thousands of people. If you see these red flags, they suggest, seriously consider giving that candidate a pass, even if the person seems otherwise qualified.