TRUTH 9 Avoid the “hot seat”

“Hey, we’ve got a very stressful environment,” you may be saying. “We need to be sure our employees can handle stress.”

Your environment may indeed be highly stressful. Your salespeople may need to work with irate and abusive clients. Your security guards may log hair-trigger incidents on a weekly basis. Perhaps your employee assistance counselors are booked into the next millennium. Or maybe your overall culture carries with it a rough-and-tumble environment that requires a bit of a thick skin. The very nature of your business brings with it supreme stress. So it only follows, you think, to be able to test the capacity of your candidates to function in high-tension environments.

Your organization might be guilty ...

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