What I would like to talk about in this blog is how, as a business, your focus on improving the productivity of your workforce can and should start with the interview process.
I don’t need to tell you that recruiting employees who are ambitious and self-motivated is one of the golden tickets to an effective workforce. But is there a way you can measure for these productivity indicators in the interview room? The good news is that there is, and it involves asking the right questions:
1. How would you describe a typical working day in your current role?
It is one of the most commonly asked interview questions, but only a small portion of hiring managers ask this question with the objective of measuring productivity.
What you really need to be looking out for as you ask this question, is whether the candidate has a clear structure to their day. People who can structure their day, and assign certain routines and processes in place, are usually the most p...