IS THE FIT RIGHT?
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The team at milk + honey fits together like glue. Make sure any new hire can go with your team's flow.
During the interview process, make sure you let them ask
questions. Don’t do all the talking and allow them to interview
you as well. This back and forth will help both you and the
candidate get a feel if the fit is right for both parties.
Edwards adds that a passion for what they do must come
across in the interview. “This is something a person can’t
contain. You see it within the first five minutes of conversation.”
That Gut Feeling
This may not be a concrete tip, but you should always trust your
gut. How many times has your intuition told you something or
someone was a little off, and it turned out to be true?
“During my training to be a psychotherapist, my clinical
supervisor told me to pay attention to how I felt during the
sessions: Do I get bored? Tired? Frustrated? Anxious? Angry?
Impatient? Chances are, whatever I am feeling is a projection of
how that person feels,” explains Huffman. “Whenever I haven’t
listened to this, I have regretted it.”
Use the interview time to get to know more than just the
person’s job history. Learn their style, their mannerisms, their
preferences and try to dig into their personality as much as you
can. As Flanagan notes, “If your personalities don’t mesh in the
interview, it will be an uphill battle if you bring them on staff.
Every bad hire I have made has been out of desperation where
my instincts were screaming that the fit was not good. Listen to
your instincts, they rarely lead you astray.” n
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F E AT U R E D S O U R C E S
SUMMER SMITH KRISTINE HUFFMAN CINDI FLANAGAN AMBER EDWARDS
Managing Director of
milk + honey President and Founder
Abundant Health Day Spa NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Nail Director
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AUSTIN, TEXAS LEE, MASSACHUSETTS FLORIDA PALATINE, ILLINOIS
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