Round table questions for Prospective hires

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Don't have much time before meeting but.....

We are having a roundtable meeting between a prospective new hire for QM and about 8 company officers from production, sales, and quality. The idea is to see how we all fit.

What sort of questions would you want to ask in this situation?

James
 
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RG Ohidy

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Re: Round table questions for Prospective hire

Ask about his accomplishments. What road blocks he has encountered within organizations and how he has dealt with them.
What is his idea of a quality organization. Ask him what he brings to the table. Ask him to ask you questions. In other words, he should be looking to see if he would fit into your organization as well. As if he doesn't, he will not be effective. Tell him the short comings of the organization and what are some general ideas for improvement.
 

SteelMaiden

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Re: Round table questions for Prospective hire

:topic: kind of....Are you willing to work longer than one week?:whip:

Actually, ask opposing questions. What are your strong points, what are your weak points. Describe the best boss you've ever had, describe the worst boss you've ever had.
 

BradM

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Re: Round table questions for Prospective hire

Give us an example(s) of how you feel a quality manager best works with other departments.
I'd be interested to feel out if he/she is a giver, taker, or a good coordinator of both.

Yea, and ask if they plan to stay around longer than a week after their first audit. :mg: Have each person ask that question multiple times. :lol:
 

Wes Bucey

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Re: Round table questions for Prospective hire

SteelMaiden said:
:topic:kind of....Are you willing to work longer than one week?:whip:

Actually, ask opposing questions. What are your strong points, what are your weak points. Describe the best boss you've ever had, describe the worst boss you've ever had.
I'd be interested to feel out if he/she is a giver, taker, or a good coordinator of both.

Yea, and ask if they plan to stay around longer than a week after their first audit. :mg: Have each person ask that question multiple times. :lol:
OUCH!
Those digs are just "mean!":lmao:

I've often found that plain frank discussion of past bad experiences helps establish expectation for the future.


This is the point where everyone should ask the question really on his/her mind: "What's in it for me?"

Are there some "taboos" within the company that newcomers should know up front? (One company I advised had a completely incompetent "configuration manager (CM)." I raised this point in a frank discussion with the CEO, suggesting reassignment/replacement for the employee. I got my full check and dismissal within an hour of the conversation while I was having coffee with the sales manager in the company cafeteria. I later learned the CM was the long time mistress of the CEO and employees had been covering for her for years rather than rock the boat.)
 
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