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The Non-Negotiable List – 20 Red Flags For Interviews

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.


nonnegotiableIf you ever interview job candidates, you need a Non-Negotiable List.  This list is used during the interview process to help identify “warning signs” that candidates aren’t a good fit for the organization or position.  When a candidate shows one of these warning signs, he or she is no longer considered as a potential hire.

We used a Non-Negotiable List quite effectively at my old company, curbing our turnover by over 90% in one year.  The genesis of the list were the many occasions where on the heels of a new employee not working out (fired or resigned), one of the interviewers would say something like “You know ,when I interviewed him/her I noticed he/she . . . (Fill in the blank with any of the items on the list below.)  When it comes to interviewing, trust your gut.

Here is a list of 20 sample non-negotiable traits and behaviors that should be red flags for most jobs. This list will help you start creating a list of your own, using warning signs for behaviors that clash with your company culture.

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And the Winner Is…

the winner isCongratulations to Tracey Russell of Atomic Energy of Canada! She is the winner of cfactor’s iPad® mini Giveaway.  Ms. Russell was one of several hundred people entered in the contest, which was conducted during the 2013 IHRIM Conference, June 3-5, 2013.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth and entered to win. We had so many insightful conversations with delegates at the booth and were pleased to provide a sneak peek of the newly unveiled Virtual Day 1 product.

Special thanks to everyone who visited the cfactor Works booth at the conference. We’ll see you again at HR Tech in October!