In law, a discovery takes place before a trial and services its purpose for “fact-finding”. Strategic leaders informally practice something similar when leading their teams. Asking discovery questions within your department, other departments or across your organization’s industry helps leaders gather unfiltered feedback. Feedback is a form of respect. When we allows ourselves to not only give honest feedback, but to hear it too, we can have a greater impact.
A HR Professional is the gatekeeper to any organization. Sometimes, the first face that a potential candidate sees in a company is a face of the HR Department. The role of HR in the company recruitment and interview processes varies from organization to organization…depending on its size, talent management and succession planning needs OR plans for future growth.
There can be a lot to cover to effectively and efficiently make the most of a first round interview. Typically, you will want to do a lot of listening and you can open up the candidate’s dialog with a number of fundamental, behavioral style questions that can answer more than one question at a time. For example: