Interviewing job candidates 3 separate times at different hours of the day to measure shifts in energy level.
Some folks are morning people, some come to life at night, and others are bubbly all day. If you're in the service business, you want people who have a high energy level all day. How do you find them?
Barry Steinberg, president of $4-million Direct Tire Sales, a retail store in Watertown, Mass., always conducts three interviews with prospective employees on three separate days. One meeting takes place in the evening, a second at midday, and a third in the morning. "I get an indication of their energy level at all hours," says Steinberg. "I want people who are good with customers all day long."