All workers feel reassured when they know they will get the training they need to fulfill the tasks that are a vital part of their jobs. This knowledge goes a long way toward alleviating any insecurities that applicants might feel about things like whether they have the skills they need to perform well, and how they will learn systems that they will need to use.
Contrastingly, for Boomers who are considering job offers, the promise of training can be a big determining factor that convinces them to choose your company.
Some Effective Interview Questions to Ask Younger Applicants
- What is important to you in your life and your work?
- What frustrated you most in your previous jobs?
- This is what our company stands for. Does it resonate with your values?
- Where do you hope to be in your career in one year, in two years, in five years, and further into the future?
- What kind of personal skills and aptitudes would you like to bring to your job with us?
- Here is a copy of the job description for the position we are hoping to fill. How would you enlarge and expand it to make it more exciting and rewarding? Are there any duties or skills you would like to see us add, or take away?
- How important to you is learning on the job?
- We value and reward teamwork. How important is teamwork to you? Can you describe team experiences you have had in the past?
- We offer great training, including a management and leadership training program. Is this something you would be interested in?
About Evan Hackel
Evan Hackel is a 35-year franchising veteran as both a franchisor and franchisee. He is CEO of Tortal Training, a leading training development company in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Principal and Founder of Ingage Consulting in Woburn, Massachusetts. Evan is the host of Training Unleashed and author of Ingaging Leadership. Evan speaks on Seeking Excellence, Better Together, Ingaging Leadership and Attitude is Everything. Evan is an active member of the C-Suite Advisors Network. To hire Evan as a speaker, visit www.evanspeaksfranchising.com. Follow @ehackel.