Validate Success Factors With Tools Outside the Interview
Ronald Reagan's words rang true during the SALT II Treaties Nuclear Disarmament Talks when he said "Trust, but verify". Many candidates make up jobs they've never held, skills they do not possess, grades they've not attained, and degrees not earned. Why? Because they know that in most cases, you'll never check.
There are many tools and techniques that comprise best hiring practicesto validate, verify, and vet candidate claims. Your hiring motto should be "I'm checking it twice". Examples include asking for copies of reviews, background checks, deep and intrusive reference checks, portfolios of work, role playing, personality profiling, skill testing, and homework assignments.
Depending on the specific role, a number of external tools and techniques should be used to validate, verify, and vet the claims made in the physical interview.