A Beginner’s Guide to Interviewing – Know Your Good Worker
How can you tell if someone is a good worker? How do they act in an interview, and what are the qualities that make them qualified for the job? These questions plague many employers as they search for new employees. The answer to these questions varies depending on the type of work environment, but there are some things we should look out for during interviews, and Prismhr can give you several tips on how to spot them.
It is important to ask questions during the interview that will give you an idea of how good their work ethic is.
You can tell if someone has a strong work ethic by asking them about previous employment, and seeing what they have accomplished in those fields.
For example, somebody who does not take initiative or works well under pressure should be viewed as problematic for your company. Good workers are willing to put extra time into tasks without being asked because it benefits everybody involved (employer/employee). If somebody cannot do this then they lack motivation and drive which means they may cause more problems than help! They might also consider themselves above other employees too much – creating animosity within teams or with managers etc.
Another thing to consider is how well the candidate works with others. Can they take criticism? Do they work well under pressure, or are they easily stressed during interviews? It may be necessary for them to interact closely with customers and other members of staff – so it is important that you feel confident that this person will do their job without causing problems!
You can also screen out bad workers by asking questions about past conflicts at previous jobs. If somebody has a long list of complaints against former employers then you should avoid hiring them because nobody wants an employee who creates more issues than solutions! These people usually have poor social skills as well which means there could be further complications around teamwork if these people hired. Keep in mind that some people are just professional complainers though – so you have to find the right balance.
Finally, consider more of their personality traits outside work. Do they keep themselves busy with activities or hobbies? What do they typically enjoy doing in their spare time? Good workers usually spend their free time engaging with people and improving upon skills which will benefit them at work too! If somebody spends most of there weekends on the couch it is unlikely that this person has any drive for your organization either. They might also lack motivation because of a poor attitude towards life etc.. So make sure that you screen out these types during interviews as well :)