YOUR LIKELIHOOD of objectively evaluating a candidate’s potential to influence your organization rests squarely on your ability to discern the individual’s motivations, values, and career goals. Employment longevity is often a function of a candidate’s reason for leaving past positions—the link in the individual’s career progression. Our simple premise here is that people tend to repeat patterns of change in their careers over time. Therefore, if you can identify what trips a candidate’s internal job change mechanism, you’ll learn two things:
1. The person’s capacity for making long-term commitments
2. Whether the opportunity that you offer will satisfy the individual’s needs
Accordingly, the key to determining ...