Ok, everybody knows that you shouldn’t use leading questions when interviewing job applicants.  It gives the applicant an unfair advantage. The leading question signals the type of answer that you, as the interviewer, is looking for. But, here’s the question: If everyone knows this, why does...

In business these days there is an emphasis on being “tough”, aggressive, “in charge” and dominating.  Some research suggests these characteristics are rated highly when searching for a new executive to join a team. This type is often seen in men, and increasingly in some women....

This is the second in a series of articles about people who are considered high-risk employees. Selecting staff is always difficult. One of the problems is that applicants are reluctant to reveal all of the things that you want to know. Nonetheless, this is the risk...

There are some people who should never be hired. They pose such significant danger to an organisation that the risks greatly outweigh the rewards.  In reading about these people, extreme caution is required. Many people will have a one or perhaps several of the characteristics described. ...