Thinker Tasks Critical Thinking Activities Answers
The most common request was for tips on how to pick the right employer, I think that's a reflection that this is a buyers market [I promise to write that post just as soon as I can]. Anything really, but a real problem for my company or a company I know." I can some gut feels on candidates, but it's really hard to say. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. :) The model suggested in the email of, what I call, temp to perm is not a bad idea because it both allows you to test the person out but more importantly you can check other attributes like leadership and team fit etc. Something I can't think about (if for no other reason than because I am too close to the problem and you are not).
Independent thinkers strengthen a team because they understand that different backgrounds and perspectives bring different ideas and solutions.
What Works" blog this morning and I like what you say about looking for the critical thinker. I am watching for: 1) what they come up with as a solution and 2) how they think The latter is perhaps even more important than the former.
But is also generated this very interesting question via email: I read your "Hiring? You'll see later why the reality of the problem is important.
In fact you'll love the challenge and you'll reply with specifics and not ambiguous FUD.
It is amazing how quickly one can cut through the Interviewee's BS or lack of thinking capability or actual experience. Can give a complete answer (so many people fail at this), even if a wrong one.