4 Tips for Conducting More Efficient Job Interviews
Hiring can be a tedious, expensive, and time-consuming process for any organization. There are always many factors to consider and many people to consult. Sometimes it feels like a never-ending process. Below, we’ve outlined some tips to maximize your hiring efficiency while attracting the best candidates.
Take time to prepare
It’s equally important for a hiring manager to prepare for an interview as it is for a candidate. You should go over their CV and any documentation they provided, as well as their LinkedIn profile. You should have a strong background knowledge of the candidate to be able to facilitate the interview and ask the right questions. Being unprepared during the interview will also make you and your company seem disorganized and uninterested in the candidate.
Plan the interview in advance
Planning your interview questions in advance will ensure that you are able to properly compare each candidate and that you get all the information you need when making future decisions. Doing so will allow you to save time and resources by reducing the need for additional interviews and follow-up calls.
Don’t focus solely on a few desired skills and experiences
It’s rare that you will find a candidate who matches your exact criteria, skill requirements and/or necessary level of experience. It’s important to keep an open mind when hiring, and to remember that some candidates may not have the experience you desire but hold the skills necessary to learn and be trained to an acceptable level.
Act quickly post-interview
Always keep in mind that job seekers are also interviewing for other jobs. Streamline your hiring process wherever possible so that you can get back to candidates as quickly as possible. If you take too much time to get back to a desired candidate, you might find that they have accepted a job offer elsewhere.