Part Two of our Interview Guide for Clients covers the interview itself..
It’s not just the interviewee who should ensure they are fully prepared before the interview.
Know Your Candidate
Re-read the CV and ensure you have a good grasp of the candidate’s background and experience
You’ll have information on notice periods and salary expectations which you should ensure you discuss
Ensure the interview venue is clean, comfortable, quiet and free of distractions
Remember, the interview is a two-way process and you will be judged by the interviewee
Ensuring that a candidate is comfortable will get the most out of them
Let the candidate know what to expect from the interview
Give the candidate your undivided attention and acknowledge the message. Recognise that what is not said also speaks loudly
It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it
Look at the speaker directly but don’t stare. Don’t be distracted and look away
Ensure it is open and approachable
Paraphrase periodically to show that you have understood what has been said
Ideally there should be two or more people conducting the interview and one should focus primarily on taking notes
Reduces reliance on memory
We only retain 40% of information after 15 minutes and 15% after 3 days
You can identify which parts of the answer are missing and what was answered well
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MAKING AN OFFER
Ensure you have all relevant RTW documents as fines can be administered to employers who employ those who are not legally entitled to do so
Feedback on the interview is essential. Good feedback will be detailed and constructive
Expected behaviours can be set out and any skills gaps identified for future development plans so that you are prepared to support your new hire
A copy of the guide is available in presentation form. Please get in touch at email@example.com.