5Scoring the Answers

You’ve got your Brown Shorts Answer Guidelines, and with this you can accurately diagnose who’s likely to succeed, or fail, in your unique organizational culture. But you still need to know how to rate your candidates’ answers against your Answer Guidelines. Let’s start simply, with the form and scale you’ll be using to grade the interview responses. Here’s how it works.

First, it’s a good idea to have an actual rating form. Table 5.1, versions of which you can download and edit at www.leadershipiq.com/hiring, is our suggested starting point.

Table 5.1. Score Your Candidates


You may already have some kind of form or automated ...

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