This blog is inspired by an email from a rock star friend of mine that I received yesterday – the HRockstar to be exact – where he was telling me about his role in an upcoming “unconference”. He has nabbed himself a gig at #truLondon leading a track for HR starters. The track is in the format of an unconference.

This got me thinking about the concept of “un” and I decided to apply this to my own recent experience. I would like to introduce you to the “uninterview”…

In the uninterview there are

–no long speeches about the organisation (we’ve already googled you so we know)

–no asking about your personality or what you like to do in your spare time (use psych testing if you are interested in that)

–no stupid, formulaic questions

–no hidden agendas and no lies

–no referee checks (are we really going to select a referee who will give us a bum rap)

–no lengthy delays in the process

–no one sits on the panel unless they are skilled at interviewing

I really like this way of thinking. It’s refreshing to turn established processes and procedures on their head. Most times, the status quo is really boring and needs a bit of “unning”

What would you like to “un” in your work or personal life?

Have a go at deciding on a topic and then prepare your list.

You might even be able to make some of your “uns” reality…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. garethmjones
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 12:11:05

    Great stuff – like it very much! If you ever get to the UK, try and time it so you can come to our HR unconference – http://connectinghr.org/unconference/ – would be good to have you there.


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