Because it’s hard. You’ve got a career, a family, outside interests, etc.
And as an employer, we want you to have all those things. The thing is, others have those things as well.
When you step back to look at what the average working professional does, it’s incredibly hard. Nothing usually comes with ease.
Which brings me to the reason interviewing for empathy is so important – Are you someone that’s mature enough to understand that, or are you the first to brutally bitch and criticize rather than slow down and understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes?
Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.