Do They Have Initiative?

When looking for employees you don't want someone who sits back and watches everyone else work.

You'll never catch this type of person volunteering foranything. You want a candidate who is willing to dive into a badsituation and make it better, or better yet, take charge of andimprove an already good situation. Outstanding candidates likeexciting challenges and are not afraid of change. How do you findout if they have any initiative? Ask them the question"Describe to me an improvement that you initiated. Why was itimportant to your company?"

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