Earlier this week, I fell down a Twitter rabbit hole. Someone tweeted to ask, “What’s the kindest thing a stranger has done for you?” The responses were enough to make you laugh, smile, and cry all at the same time. It made my heart so happy to hear all of these stories about people stepping up for each other.
I find it really interesting how a stranger can have such an impact on us simply by choosing to invest a moment or a thought. We have so many interactions and messages coming our way every day, but one type always stands out: the truly kind ones.
Yet we don’t talk about kindness in the interview process. Hell, we don’t talk about kindness at all. Instead, we look at the tactics and the timing instead of the tangible impact and feeling we inspire in candidates.
We build the interview process like an obstacle course instead of facilitating a lasting connection. Instead of being kind, we test people to see if they can survive. That’s just not right if you ask me. We shouldn’t be treating people like pledges to a fraternity just to see if they’ll fit in. It’s not fair, effective and most definitely not kind.
That’s what I wrote about in this week’s post - kindness, with 7 ways to show kindness in your interview process. I’m also sharing a reminder that employee appreciation doesn’t need to be once a year and 3 companies who are killing it with their job postings.
Have a great weekend -
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