How not to motivate

A friend suggested I watch this YouTube video on Motivation: Worst way to motivate I thoroughly enjoyed this video and it is well worth watching.  The outcome flies in the face of some conventional logic but supports the view that we have come to know and love in Agile. Spoiler Alert: for those that don’t watch…

Who is interviewing who?

How I’d like to do it. My advice would be to concentrate first and foremost on creating a place where people would want to work, then marketing your organisation to the candidate, they should really want to work for your company, that way you start with a better candidate pool, immediately giving you a better…

Typical interview styles

The interview itself. What I have observed is that interviewing is generally composed of one or more of a very small number of techniques:  Free-form, gut-feel unstructured or semi-structured chat and questions between candidate and hiring manager.  More formal pre-defined questions structured and consistently asked to all candidates.  Some variety of standardised test, essentially IQ…

What makes a good interview?

My experience of recruitment is largely anecdotal, I am not a professional interviewer or HR expert. My limited experience of interviewing has been as a candidate, a hiring manager, or sometimes even as a subject expert. I’d estimate that over my career my experience is approximately 8:1 in favour of being an interviewer over being…