10 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask When Hiring Your Next COO

10 Reference Check Questions You Should Ask When Hiring Your Next COO

During a reference call for a COO or other executive-level position, you might not know what questions to ask to get the most valuable information about your candidate. Since most of your candidates are probably very qualified for the job, you will want to ask the references questions that will help you differentiate them and get a deeper insight into each one. Here's our list of 10.

Two Rules in Practicing Unbiased Hiring

Two Rules in Practicing Unbiased Hiring

Is a personality match a strong enough reason for making a decision as important as staff selection?

Despite the overwhelming support for tools such as work samples and structured interviews, many are still relying on instincts or assessing likability to make hiring decisions. Lauren Rivera has described an “emotional spark of commonality” to explain what happens when interviewers perceive their candidates as similar to them, which triggers positive feelings that may or may not be warranted by evidence.

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

A recent article in Entrepreneur suggested asking employees if they could wrap up work and get on a plane in five hours as means of gauging effectiveness on the job.

The Hawaii Question encourages employees to see their productivity for themselves. As many organizations move away from the annual review to adopt more continuous feedback cycles, questions like this one could prompt the inner monologue that drives improvement.