Upon a friend's recommendation, I read Who: The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. It was a quick, no-nonsense, super-specific book outlining exactly what you need to do hire A players for any team.
What I liked:
2. What are you really good at professionally
2. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
3. What were some low points during that job?
4. Who were the people you worked with?
1. Interrupt the candidate
4. Painting a picture
The focused interview: Getting to know more
2. What are your biggest accomplishments in this area in your career?
3. What are your insights into the biggest mistakes and lessons learned in this area?
3. You do 3 interviews of bosses and ask colleagues to do 2 interviews of colleagues/customers and 2 interviews of subordinates
Reference interview questions:
1. In what context did you work with candidate?
2. What were their biggest strengths?
3. What were their biggest weaknesses back then?
4. Rate their performance on a 1-10 scale. Why?
5 F's of what candidates care about
1. When you source
3. Between offer and acceptance
Installing the A method in your organization
1. Make people the top priority
2. Follow A method yourself
3. Build support in team
4. Pass clear vision to team based on A players
5. Train team on best practices
6. Remove barriers/policies in way
7. Implement new policies and scorecards including recruiting A players
9. Remove managers who are not on board
10. Celebrate wins and plan for more change
3. Standardize language used
4. Avoid specific discrimination questions that are illegal