Résumés matter. Recommendations matter. References matter.
But still: The final decision on whether a candidate will be hired usually comes down to the interview. But that's a problem when an interview is based on a series of fairly common questions. (Questions, like these, that are easy for job candidates to come prepared to answer.)
Do that, and no matter how hard you try, to the candidate the process feels more like an interrogation ... and where interrogations are concerned, there are no winners.
That's why the best job interviews are conversations, not interviews. But how can you spark that conversation?
Start by asking one good question, one that gets to the core of every business:...http://on.inc.com/2uzL0gZ