'Crystal ball' question that this boss uses on talent
When sorting the wheat from the proverbial chaff, recruiters resort to all sorts of outlandish methods. Bizarre job interview questions are something of a trend amongst high-flying executives, as they imagine that crazy and odd-ball tactics could help them secure top performing staff.
Bob Brennan, Executive Director at the software firm CA Technologies, is no exception. His preferred method of interviewing is to ask candidates one very telling question regarding their upbringing. Speaking to Adam Bryant of the New York Times, Brennan said his tactic is to ask: "What are the qualities you like least and most in your parents?"