Hiring mistakes

  • How would you measure the effectiveness of the training department?
  • What is the process you follow for recruitment?
  • What are some of the challenges you face while hiring?
  • How much you know about statutory compliance?
  • How do you do performance management?
  • 3 big decisions you made which went wrong (or right) and why?
  • Describe 5 projects you have successfully executed, on-time within budget.
  • Convince me that as a leader you take accountability of your work?
  • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with something, but had to do it anyway?
  • Tell me about the last person you sacked?
  • You are 6 months into a project as a project manager, and you figure out there is a technical glitch in the product design, who is responsible, yourself or technical architect?
  • Agency fee / Internal cost of hire
  • Hiring manager time
  • Training & on-ramping time
  • Internal communication/negative impact on existing team
  • Management overhead time
  • Customer relationship impact when you get a wrong person on-board
  • Opportunity cost (had you got the right candidate the very first time)
  • Bad hires can be expensive from a branding & reputation standpoint
  • Litigation fees if any — This is usually very high in developed countries





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