Got a minute? If you're a busy manager, that's about all you have. That's why Carla Cross, management coach, speaker, and author, has created this blog just for you, with ready-to-use tips to master management through people.

Archive for pre-screening for recruiting

man pointing questionnaireAre you talking too much in your interviews? This month, I’m focusing on great selection practices.

Instead of muscling a sale or a ‘yes’ from a recruita��.ask questions. Lots of questions. Probe to find out more. Keep finding out more until youa��re really sure you know what they mean. Let me give you an example:

The recruitA�says, a�?I want a a�?deala��.a�?

Do you jump to a conclusion because you know what a�?deala�� means? Dona��t. You may be surprised. Instead, ask questions at what a�?deala�� means to that recruit. When you know exactly what the recruit means, you can proceed to find what theA�really wants–instead of what someone else told him he should ask for!

A Pre-Screening Process for New Agent Candidates to Save you Time

Ask these questions before you spend time and money chasing candidates who dona��t meet your standards.A� Click hereA�to get the complete process.

Use In-Depth Questionnaires to Discover Real Needs

Besides using these preliminary questions, always use written in-depth questionnaires so youa��ll know

  • The benefits to the features/needs stated
  • Hidden objections you may not discover until too late
  • Motivations to buy that not even the a�?buyersa�� realizeA�they have

**Ever heard the term a�?buyers are liarsa��? I think thata��s not really the case. I think that we dona��t ask the right questions to help buyers (our recruits)A�clarify what they really want. Most a�?buyersa�� of services dona��t know what they really want. They think they want a better commission split. But, what theya��re really looking for is the motivation provided by secrity. That means different things to different people.A�Find outA�what’s really motivating your candidate, not just what he says to your basic questions.

Ask the Right Questions in the Right Order and You Wona��t Have to a�?Closea��

Finding the motivators of your a�?buyersa�� is key to helping them make the right buying decisions for themselves. All you have to do to a�?closea�� is to remind them that this a�?producta�� fulfills their needs. And, how do you get there? By creating and using the right questions in the right order.

Dona��t forget to grab your pre-screening process:A� click here.

Want to streamline your selection process and recruit more winners? Check out Your Blueprint to Selecting Winners. I’ve provided you the complete process for a professional selection process. Do you have one right now, or are you ‘winging it’?