What questions can you ask for a candidate to determine if they have either of these two negative traits:
- nitpicks the wrong things
- tries to show they are right a lot in front of other people?
We have had two people on in the group I am in hired after I was hired with these characteristics. One moved out of our group after 6 months, and then left the company a year later. Another one has been with us about a year. But several months ago, management decided that with the retirement of our boss, our group is closing down unless we relocate (I'm relocating, others are not). Had we been able to hire better, maybe they wouldn't have closed us down as one of them could have taken my boss's place. In the new location, they hired me a new boss and he's asked me to assist in interviewing candidates to replace my coworkers who wouldn't not relocate. Hence, Hence, thought I'd ask this question as I felt these two characteristics are negative traits I see in this field.