Tips for Interviewers
- Before you decide who conducts interviews spend a little bit of time thinking about who the best person in your to do this would be. Some of our clients have a 100% hit rate and everyone they interview wants the job others never get anyone to accept
- It's worth remembering that whether you want to offer the applicant the role or not they will go away with an impression of you and your company which they will covey to others. This can either be an opportunity for some great free marketing or detrimental to your efforts to recruit good people
- Try to avoid keeping the interviewee waiting. People who decline offers often state that they were kept waiting and it made them feel undervalued
- Don't forget that there is always competition for good candidates and it is essential to sell the positives of your organization as well as ask questions about their work
- Remember to discuss the social aspects as well as the work and the package. Does your company encourage a good live work balance? Are you a sociable bunch who go out for Friday night drinks? Did you go to Paris last year?
- Ensure that you ask competency based questions that really attempt to get to the route of how a person works. Ask for specifics. For example, "Can you recall a time in a working environment when you encountered a challenging situation?". "How did you manage it?"
- Don't forget to ask what the applicant knows about your company and why they want to work with you. Has the applicant done their research?
- Remember to give the interviewee an opportunity to ask questions and answer them as clearly and honestly as you can.
- Finally, don't forget to thank them for their time and give an idea of when they are likely to hear back from you.