Phone "interview" with prospective subordinates
June 16, 2014 4:03 PM Subscribe
As part of the interview process for a new job, I'll be speaking with two staff members I'd be supervising. Help me figure out the best way to approach it?
posted by Sweetie Darling to Work & Money (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a finalist for a director-level position at a small non-profit. I'd be supervising a staff of four, and the ED asked me to speak (individually, by phone) to the two who are more senior. I realize this is a great opportunity for all involved, and that they'll be reporting back to the ED, and that the conversation could set the tone for our working relationship if I do get the position.
(Background info that may be helpful: I do have supervisory experience, but in my last job - which I held for 14 years - I created new positions and hired people into them. This would be my first time coming in to manage a pre-existing team.)
I'd appreciate any tips you have for making this a great experience for all of us. Thanks!