• Kevin Kobett

    Although it’s not the best time to be picky, I believe the best way to have an engaged workforce is to hire people who are already engaged. One simple question should do the trick, “What made you happy on your last/current job?” If you say an achievement made you happy, you are likely to be engaged on the job (McClelland’s Theory of Needs). If you say challenging work made you happy, you are a likely candidate to be engaged on the job with minimal coaching (Herzgerg’s Moyivator Hygiene Theory).

    Before a job applicant enters the HR portal, they must answer, “What made you happy on your last/current job?” Go right to the best applicants.