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Xero boss reveals secret `coffee cup´ test

Are there tricks you use when you interview a candidate for a role? Xero Australia managing director, Trent Innes revealed his secret "coffee cup" job interview test in a podcast, saying he won't hire anyone who doesn't offer to take their coffee cup back to the kitchen after a job interview with him.

Are there tricks you use when you interview a candidate for a role? Xero Australia managing director, Trent Innes revealed his secret "coffee cup" job interview test in a podcast, saying he won't hire anyone who doesn't offer to take their coffee cup back to the kitchen after a job interview with him.

"Hiring for attitude is probably the most important thing I believe when you're hiring people, especially in a fast growth company or a start-up environment or scale up environment — you need people with a really strong growth mindset and that comes back to their attitude".

Xero Australia managing director Trent Innes has revealed his secret "coffee cup" job interview test.

Speaking to The Venture Podcast with Lambros Photios, the local head of the A$8.5 billion ($9b) ASX-listed accounting software firm said he refuses to hire anyone who doesn't offer to take their coffee cup back to the kitchen after a job interview with him. Read the entire article.

Natasha Hollows graduated from the University of Otago in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.

Natasha has moved from Christchurch to Auckland and  joined the Lynch and Associate team at the end of February 2018. Natasha is a provisional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has great experience from her 5 years working in public practice in Christchurch. Natasha specialises in Financial reporting, Business advice, tax and some Audit services. She mostly enjoys assisting clients with Audits and tax.

Outside of work Natasha loves to go for runs, play squash, skiing in the winter and reading in her down time.

Natasha Hollows  - Auditor and Accountant at Lynch & Associates Limited

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