Jeff Haden

How to Quit Asking Bad Questions and Start Asking Great Questions

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Guest Post by Jeff Haden I thought I had the answer. Still, I wanted to be sure, so I asked a key employee. “I’m thinking of moving two crews to a different shift rotation to get a better process flow,” I said. “I’ve run the numbers, and overall productivity should go up by at least 10%. What do you think?” He thought for a minute. “I suppose it could work,” he said. “I think so, too,” I said. So I moved them. My new shift rotation worked on paper. It even worked in practice. But it screwed up…

13 CEOs Share Their Favorite Job Interview Questions

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Guest Post by Jeff Haden Interview questions: Everyone has them. And everyone wishes they had better ones. So I asked smart people from a variety of fields for their favorite interview question and what it tells them about the candidate. 1. Why have you had X number of jobs in Y years? This question helps me get a full picture of the candidate’s work history. What keeps them motivated? Why, if they have, did they jump from job to job? And what is the key factor when they leave? The…

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