We keep hearing about finding people who “don’t just have the skills, but also fit the culture.”
I found someone who’s actually trying to do that. Ernie Basulto developed an early interest in cultural and human relations, and was inspired by his father to develop the ongoing needs of the workforce. He’s the director of human resources at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, where he provides leadership in all aspects of HR including hiring practices, establishes company culture, and guides employees to find their purpose at work.
In the podcast here, he talks about:
- what he looks for in nonverbal communication, reading body language
- setting people at ease in an interview
- “over-relaxed”: how comfortable is too comfortable in an interview?
- looking for someone who can be taught and coached
- do the shoulders tell all?
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And for more information, see the discussion with Jeff Baird, “What You Say in an Interview May Be Less Important Than How You Say It.” And, there’s also a session in San Diego coming up at ERE in San Diego by Baird, too, about “Nonverbal Tips for Attracting Top Talent.” (Of course, you’ll get to see me presenting in San Diego too.)