In order to learn about how the world works we need two things, the ability to notice that stuff is the way it is and the ability to find or develop an explanation for the way things are. These are things we try to assess when looking for talent to hire.
I was so proud last night becuase my (eldest) boy, aged 5 (and a half) asked what in my mind is a seminal question.
Why do zips all have YKK written on them?
Maybe I should add that to the list of questions to ask candidates.
I’ve been concerned about the current government’s stance on many things, but today Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate was defending the National DNA Database, used by Police to log and search through DNA samples when investigating crimes.
I’ve been interested in how to recruit really good people for a long time. I started helping in interviews and assessments in my first job after graduating and have been involved heavily in most of my roles since. So this book has been on my reading list for a while and finally made it to the top this holidays – I confess I was looking for some puzzles to counteract the alcohol intake…