The best lie detectors in the workplace

The Washington Post:

Do you have an employee who doesn’t follow through on her promises? What about a coworker who exaggerates his accomplishments or tinkers with the numbers? Chances are these folks duped someone during the hiring process into overestimating their potential.

In organizations, nowhere is judging character more important than in evaluating talent. When screening prospective executives and employees, company leaders constantly make predictions about whether these candidates will act in good faith and measure up to the requirements of their roles, or if they have oversold their talents and will have a negative impact on colleagues and the bottom line. So who excels at distinguishing the givers from the takers? Is it the skeptical leaders who harbor suspicions about others, or the trusting leaders who assume the best?

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