Business As Usual By Stuart Friedman
Challenge Job Candidates With Real Scenarios During Interviews Or Risk Getting Blind-Sided
October 23rd, 2012 – The CEO informed his company’s “Chief First Impression Officer” (CFIO, the individual at front desk) that several candidates for Manager of Marketing Services were coming for interviews. Wanting the organization to put its best foot forward, the CEO gave a list to the CFIO so she could prepare to meet and greet each applicant.
The CFIO created personalized visitor tags, custom schedules and information packets containing marketing material for each candidate. She contacted every employee involved in the interview process, reminding each of when and where, and also set up the interview room so that it included three chairs: one for the candidate, one for the CEO and one for a consultant (yours truly).