Choosing the right person to fill a leadership role in an organization is essential to the collaboration of a team and the ongoing success of an organization. But, finding the right person can be a difficult process.
During a recent session at the AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry Conference, Joan Pastor, president of JPA International Inc., gave a talk entitled “The Benefits of Considering Diversity and the Importance of Succession Planning,” addressing the importance of embracing diversity in the interviewing and onboarding process for new employees in leadership positions. Some of the points she addressed were:
By embracing the many diverse qualities candidates bring to the table in a job interview, it is possible to assess applicants in a fair, objective way that will ensure their fit in the position.
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