I feel like a better title would be “What do you think about my approach to hiring?”
That, to me, is the focus of this article and I agree 100% with the premise of the author. Hiring is about determining ‘fit’. I agree. The question I feel is interesting here is “is it appropriate to ask questions intended to misdirect the interviewee in the hopes of exposing their personality in an indirect way?”.
I avoid and do not use, what appears to me to be, manipulative approaches to interviewing. I’m interested in other people’s experiences.
And, to follow up, is this the equivalent of the ‘golf balls on a plane’ (or whatever) question in the “social” domain and does it not have the same questionable effectiveness.
Do a paid probation period of one month would be my response to hiring tactics questions. But who has the time?
I’m working on a rails app that will be my first launched startup. I’ve had millions* of ideas but never shipped because there has never been a deadline but this app is a love letter to my partner of 15 years so it has to be done by May 30th, our 10th anniversary! She’ll be the first beta user. :D
What a lovely gift. Congratulations to you both!