Top 5 'Growth Potential' Questions to Ask Your Candidates

Posted by Steve Flynn on 9/16/16 9:00 AM

This is the fifth blog in our "soft skills" series. If you missed any of the other blogs in our series, you can view them here.

Image of human hands holding plant shaped like arrowDid you know that if an employee leaves a company, it costs the company as much as 1.5 times more to replace that employee? That means that hiring people who have the potential to grow with your company not only saves you the time and resources of replacing them, but also saves you money.

To help determine if your candidates have the potential to grow with your company, here are the top 5 growth potential questions to ask during your next candidate interview:

1. Recall a time when your manager was unavailable when a problem arose. How did you handle the situation? With whom did you consult?

2. Describe a time when you volunteered to expand your knowledge at work, as opposed to being directed to do so.

3. What would motivate you to make a move from your current role?

4. When was the last occasion you asked for direct feedback from a superior? Why?

5. What’s the biggest career goal you’ve ever achieved?

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