As part of our series on job interviews, in this Business English Pod episode we’ll be taking a closer look at the process from the HR perspective. Specifically, we’ll be studying the language of reaching a decision about whom to hire.
A Brazilian business unit of fast moving consumer goods company Fun Beverages has recently interviewed several people for an HR manager position. Now the regional HR director, Ted, and the business unit general manager, George, are meeting to discuss the short-listed, or final, candidates.
As you listen, pay attention to the language they use to compare the two interviewees and to decide which one is the best fit. In addition, we’ll study how they support a candidate, emphasize priorities, express reservations (or second thoughts), and suggest action.
Ted talks about how Yala has better soft skills than Ronaldo and, importantly, how her dynamic style will be a better fit with their organization. George agrees.
Ronaldo has better technical qualifications whereas Yala has better soft skills. In addition, Yala has a more dynamic style, which would be a better fit with their organization.
George has a concern about whether Yala will be ready to adapt from the manufacturing business to the fast-paced, market-oriented environment in a fast moving consumer goods company. Ted is worried that Yalaâ€™s salary requirements may be too high.