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Body Language: From Common Signs to Spotting Lies [Infographic]

There’s an immense number of factors that can influence the success of your business.

The performance of your company can depend on the decisions you make, your competitors, the strategy you opted to follow, and the overall market conditions.

But there’s one more component that can be just as important as all those mentioned above—combined! This component is your staff. The people who work for you.

That’s why you should pay close attention when deciding who’s going to join your team. Because in the long run, your staff can either make your company succeed, or they can completely sink it.

Well, that’s what interviews are for, right? But there’s one thing that often gets overlooked when talking to an applicant.

It’s their body language. And it can tell you a lot.

Body language is capable of replacing the speech of a person. It can also act as a reinforcement of their words. But what’s even more fascinating is that body language can mirror a person’s emotions and mood.

So, the next time you’re interviewing a candidate, it’s worth paying attention to the signals that their body is sending in order to understand whether or not they feel confident and comfortable or to just learn what’s going on in their head in general.

How are you going to recognize the messages? Just check out the infographic below created by our friends at Custom Writing!

It’s going to tell you about the most common body language signs, show you some typical body language mistakes (so you can look out for them), and explain which signals reveal that someone is lying.

Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.

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