The greatest cost of job interviews is not the wasted time of the interviewer, it is the fact that they are poor at identifying how effective applicants will be if they are hired, and they can easily lead to lawsuits.
As I have observed President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner go "back and forth" in an apparent attempt to avoid the "fiscal cliff," I am left with the inescapable conclusion that the U.S. government has few outstanding leaders.
n. As soon as you have the sense that you have a qualified candidate, start balancing your interview mode with sell mode. Explain why you and your firm make sense for the candidate, why you are a natural choice. Then ask the most important question -- would they choose you?
Jobs don't have a worth; individuals do, and at a time of economic expansion it is particularly important that individuals be paid what they are worth in the market. How about long-term employment relationships and job security?
If we really believe that we are on the "Edge of Glory," most of what we experience at work will end up seeming like the edge of mediocrity. This is the challenge of managing people in a time of extreme narcissism.