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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.


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!