It's time to talk about one of the most important parts in the hiring process: interviewing. We can, and should, do it better.
When it comes to interviewing, the stakes are high. After all, the right hire can help your business skyrocket, while the wrong hire can set you back in a big way. Unfortunately, too many employers are stuck in the same old rut, relying on the same old techniques to get the job done.
Let's face it: the traditional interview format is outdated and ineffective. Candidates are asked the same questions over and over again and rarely get an opportunity to show off their real skills and potential.
It's like going to a job fair and seeing all the same booths. It's boring and it doesn't give you a good sense of what the company is really about.
So, how can we do interviews better? Here are a few tips:
Ditch the standard questions. Instead, focus on behavioral questions that give you a better sense of how the candidate will perform in the role. Ask questions that will help you understand how the person will handle difficult situations, how they respond to feedback, and how they think on their feet.
Get creative with the interview format. Instead of a one-on-one conversation, consider having a group discussion or task-based interview. This will give you a better sense of how the candidate performs when working with others and how they handle tasks.
Take your time. There’s no need to rush through the interview process. Take the time to get to know the candidate and make sure you have a chance to ask all the important questions.
Make sure the candidate feels comfortable. Ensure the candidate is relaxed and comfortable throughout the interview. Make sure you provide a welcoming atmosphere and don’t put them on the spot.
Recap: These are just a few tips to help you do interviews better. Remember, it's all about getting the right person for the job. With the right approach, you can find the perfect candidate for the role. Good luck!