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Assessing Motivation Can Make or Break Your Next Hire — Here’s How to Do It

In my 40+ years of recruiting, I’ve learned that recruiters often make a critical mistake in assessing a candidate for a position. Simply put, they think a candidate’s motivation to get the job (such as being prepared and on-time for the interview) is the same as their drive to do the job once they’re hired. It isn’t. Since motivation is largely driven by what I call Fit Factors, measuring fit should be the focus of most interviews. This represents the difference between a good and a bad hiring decision.

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How to Hire for Motivation

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How to Uncover the Four Best Predictors of Success in 30 Minutes

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