How to Hire Candidates Who Can Manage Their Managers

Dec 13,
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This article offers advice on ways to hire candidates who have the potential to develop strong working relationships with their managers and be successful within the role. It suggests that employers look for "difficult people" skills, such as the ability to mediate a conflict, handle difficult conversations, and adjust to various behavioral styles. They should also ask questions that test the candidate's communication and problem-solving abilities in order to get a better idea of how they will perform in the role. Additionally, employers should look for someone who is confident enough to challenge their manager and proactive enough to anticipate their needs. Finally, employers should pay attention to the candidate's attitude, as well as how their experience can add value to the company.