RECRUIT RIGHT

If you want to hire the best, don’t try to stump your prospect during an interview, say human resource consultants Frederick W. Ball and Barbara B. Ball in Impact Hiring: The Secrets of Hiring A Superstar. Job interviewers shouldn’t test candidates with clever questions to see how they fare. Instead, they should work to help candidates look good and feel good about their potential in the position. In other words, scrap the “buy” approach and mix in a healthy helping of “sell.” Otherwise, sought-after workers will simply take their talents elsewhere.