Hiring for Attitude articles from Mark Murphy and Leadership IQ

Hiring for Attitude Articles

How To Tell If A Job Candidate Is Lying In The Interview

Do you ever find yourself suspicious that an applicant is lying during a job interview, but you’re not sure how to uncover the truth without resorting to over-the-top interrogation techniques? The science of textual analysis tells us that truth-tellers actually speak differently than truth-stretchers, and you can apply that data to make better hiring decisions.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 April, 2018 Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | Read more →

Video: Coachability

Coachability: Interview Tips
One of the key interview tips comes from the number one reason why new hires fail. When they fail, it is Coachability, or rather, a lack thereof that is why they fail. Coachability basically means they can't anticipate feedback, they can't accept feedback...

Posted by Mark Murphy on 04 January, 2018 Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, Video | Read more →

Quiz: Could You Pass This Job Interview?

Thanks to research like our Hiring For Attitude project, interviewers are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  Are you up-to-date with the latest techniques?  Can you pass this job interview?

Video: Talented Terrors

Talented TerrorsThere is no such thing as a high performer with a bad attitude. When we talk about dealing with difficult people, think of performance as having two major components: Skills and Attitude. Now here's somebody that has great skills and a great attitude, this is a high performer. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 29 November, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, Performance Appraisal, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, Video | Read more →

Video: Problems With Behavioral Interview Questions

Everybody is familiar with behavioral interview questions. And in general, the idea behind them is good. Basically, you ask about a past situation that somebody faced as a way of predicting future behavior. All good. 

Study: Words That Cost You The Job Interview

If you want to cost yourself a job interview, just use words like “you”, “they”, “always” and “can’t”.  New research from Leadership IQ finds that interview answers rated poorly by hiring managers contain very different words than interview answers rated highly.  

Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 September, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, Research, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8 | Read more →

Video: Company Seeker

Here’s one of the most important job interview tips you’ll ever get. This will seem a weird bit of career advice, and it may not immediately sound like it belongs to job interview tips, but don't be a job seeker. What do I mean by that?

Video: How Many Interview Questions To Ask?

One question I get a lot is how many interview questions to ask when you're interviewing candidates. Five to six is about the right number, assuming your interview is about an hour long. 60 minutes is the median time that most interviews go right now. If you can do longer than that, great, that's super, but most people do about an hour-long interview.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 May, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, Video | Read more →

How The Managers At Caesars Palace Teach Employees To Have A Great Attitude

Go to any relevant review site, type in Caesars Palace, and you’ll bring up a stream of reviews like these:
“The staff in all parts of the casino were attentive and over the top helpful. I will be returning to Caesars again and again!”
“From the moment you arrive and the valet and bellman greet you the excellent service welcomes you and you know you are on vacation and will have a wonderful experience.”

Posted by Mark Murphy on 04 May, 2017 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | Read more →

In Job Interviews, Ask Candidates About Mistakes They've Made

Job InterviewMistakes. We all make them, but some of us respond more constructively than others when they happen. You don’t want to wait until someone is on your payroll to find out what they’ll do when they blunder.