Whether your job interview process is one interview or several interviews, you need to make sure it is bringing in the right staff.
It is important to nail down exactly how your interview process will go so that you have the same experience for each applicant and can make your best decision.
Simply holding a single one-on-one job interview after reading an application might not give you the best overview of someone.
So here are some steps to making an effective job interview process:
It is important not to dismiss applications that don’t fit your job description perfectly. While you shouldn’t make compromises with what you want, some applicants are worth finding out more about.
Arrange phone interviews with your applicants as a first step to finding out the basics about someone. You need to filter through to the people that you really want to spend your time interviewing.
Depending on the role, you can give your applicants the chance to demonstrate their skills or knowledge. This could be with tests, or tasks, or a trial shift.
Filter through from the phone interviews and the assessments to those who you are interested in. You already have their resume and answers from the phone interview – so use this time to delve deeper into what skills they have learnt and lessons from past experience. This is also the time to assess whether they are a good fit to the personalities of the team and company culture.
If you like someone, you might find your judgement of their ability is impaired. Get other employees to come in and interview them so you can hear other perspectives. For more reasons why it is important to include your current staff in the process, click here.
While not every business should interview the same way, you can make sure your process is right for you. Plan effective interviewing so you can hire efficiently and bring in the best quality candidates.
This way you can make sure you have the right person in your role from the start, rather than face the risk of hiring again because they weren’t right for it.