Rainmakers – Part 16: How do I recruit and hire Rainmakers?

Dr. Smart says your most powerful hiring tool is the CIDS Interview Guide. This is the Chronological In-Depth Structured Interview Guide he provides in his book, “Topgrading.”
Mr. Welch writes in “Winning” that the most important question you can ask in an interview is to probe around the reasons a candidate left their two most recent jobs. “Keep digging and dig deep” he writes. “The key is: Listen closely. Get in the candidate’s skin. Why a person has left a job or jobs tells you more about them than almost any other piece of data.”