At the end of the day, you can only tell so much from someone’s credentials. You need to understand how the person thinks—and how you think. Surprisingly enough, neuroscience can be a great help in that regard. After all, the more we know about and understand the human brain, the better equipped we will be to optimize our talent acquisition process.
Recruiting is a long game, says Kurt Anderson, director of Human Resources at Definitive Healthcare in Framingham, Massachusetts. Eddie Cantor (or maybe Danny Thomas) famously said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success,” and it took us 7 years to become a “Best Company to Work For.”
Maybe you’ve seen lists of unusual interview questions. Jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor publishes such a list each year to emphasize that job seekers need to be prepared for anything during the interview process and show they can think on their feet.