Finding "A Players" is one of the most difficult challenges for entrepreneurs. One bad hire can damage company morale and curtail profits. Here's one important interview question and what to look for in a response. A special thanks to Susan Martin of AAIM Employers' Association for offering up the question and response.
What did you like best about your last job?
What To Listen For:
Be alert to a "profit" mind-set. As the interviewee describes the attributes of his previous workplace, try to determine whether he appreciates the fact that most companies are in business to make money. How often does the interviewee mention efficiency or revenue-generating measures that helped the company's bottom line?
--Ron Ameln, SBM