Episode 132 - Client Lesson #3: Why You Must TEST In Your Hiring Process (& how to feel good about it!)

Why You’ve Got To Listen To Today’s Episode:

Welcome to our brand new Client Lessons series.

These are short sharp episodes where Paula Maidens draws on her client coaching calls each week to share a key lesson, learning or tip in a way that is quick and easy for you to digest.


Client Lesson Summary 

In this conversation, Paula discusses the common feeling of “being mean” or “awkward” during the hiring process when including a test and offers the reframe that the idea of testing candidates can be kind and mutually beneficial practice. 


She shares personal experiences and examples to highlight the benefits of testing and the significant mutual value it brings to both the employer and the candidate.


Key Takeaways 

  • Testing candidates is a common, fair and kind practice that provides them with an opportunity to showcase their skills and experience the role.
  • The testing process benefits both the employer and the candidate by ensuring a mutual fit and long-term success in the role.
  • Incorporating testing into the interview structure is essential for hiring the right person and creating a mutually beneficial hiring process.


Key ideas 

  • Getting somebody to do a test is actually the kindest, the fairest, the best possible thing that you can do for them.
  • Think of testing as a mutually beneficial activity that you incorporate into your interview structure.


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