One of my Michelin chef friends distilled the big wine and food company’s essence into 8 words: printed them on paper and that’s what he hands potential employees to tell him what those words mean to them. This dictates exactly where their best fit is, and if they are suitable in every way for the company. And it forces the interviewer to really listen, and look at the person in front of them. He also printed those words and pasted them – blown up into a huge font – on the back kitchen wall.
Contributors: Chris Matheson Green from Off the Hotplate