Our interviewing process is much more inclusive and does not ask any of those quesitons. We have found that those question insult the intellegence of the of the candidate. Our question are geared more toward discovery of the candidate's true mindset. Who are they? What are their career goals? Where they see their career moving. We are looking to match the best person for the position. Trick quesitons are not usually the best way to get there. The best way to know what you are dealing with is to take the time to get to know the person thorough straight forward questons. The builds a relationship from the first contact. Companies have bought into the whole idea of quanty which leave little room for quality unless you happen to stumble across it.
Recruiters should be experts at asking direct questions and expect direct answers.
Imagine going on a blind date and the person expects you to ask the usual questions they have heard so many times before. Think you are going to really find out who you are dealing with? I doubt it seriously.
Now let's assume you took an hour just talking on the phone then met for lunch several times and then went out on a date. How much would that imporve your chances of dating a person that you truly felt comfortable with.
Just like in the dating world we all to often make the same mistake in the corporte world. We want to lure someone in with trickery and all to often when the honeymoon periond is over we are disapointed.
Not only will you improve your recruting results you will actually improve time to hire and ROI."
Posted by Jeff Dahlberg