A prospective candidate questionnaire is an incredibly useful tool for you to use when you set out on the hiring journey. You will likely receive more applications than you know what to do with, so the questionnaire is a great way to streamline the selection process. You want A-players on your team and a rigorous hiring process allows you to get closer to that top talent.
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In today’s episode, Whitney shares how the book Topgrading helped him draft questions and how it helped him view the hiring process. We then find out more about his prospective candidate questionnaire and some of the questions he included in it. We hear about the TORC technique, the importance of following up with references and learning about candidate’s attributes like their intelligence and their morals. You can train anyone for a role, but you cannot teach people skills like honesty and integrity, which is why it is important to gauge this early on. If you are in the process of making your next hire, this show will add great value to you.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Some of the benefits of having A-players, as outlined by Topgrading.
- The definition of topgrading and A-players.
- Hear more about Whitney’s folders with details about prospective candidates.
- Insights that the prospective candidate questionnaire offers.
- TORC technique: what it is and how it scares C-players away.
- Other details included in the prospective candidate questionnaire.
- How many candidates Whitney ended up interviewing.
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About Whitney Sewell
Founder of Life Bridge Capital LLC, Whitney Sewell began his real estate investing career in 2009. Whitney’s passion is working with investors, helping them secure financial security via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney hosts the Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he has now interviewed over 600 experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies for the syndication business. Whitney and his wife, Chelsea, are on a mission to help other families through the process of adoption. They have personally endured the financial burdens that the process puts on families and have committed 50% of their profits to this goal. Whitney and Chelsea have three children by adoption.
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