Before hiring, find out how people act around their spouses

01/14/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

When Harman International Industries CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal wants to make a hire, he takes the candidate and their spouse out for dinner. It's a chance to watch how the couple interacts, but also to see whether the potential hire answers questions differently when they're being watched by a loved one. "I learn things that I couldn't learn any other way. ... It's amazing what you learn," Paliwal says.

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