10 Ways You Can Improve Your Interviewing Practices Today

Interviewing is an essential part of the hiring process. There are many ways to conduct interviews, but it all comes down to consistency and comparing candidates effectively. Do you want a specific process for each position? Or do you want a general system that can be applied universally? It’s up to you-but whatever route you decide, make sure your process is clearly communicated to the entire team. This article will help guide your decision on how best to implement interviewing practices in your company by providing ten tips for improving them today.

What is the interview process?

1) Standardize your process.

2) Develop a system for pre-screening.

3) Create a structured interview script.

4) Measure equally.

5) Document, document, document.

6) Take the team approach.

7) Practice makes perfect.

8) Make a great first impression.

9) Invest in the candidate experience from start to finish.

Maintain communication with each candidate throughout the interview process. Candidates who are kept in the dark about the progression of their application might quickly move on to another opportunity, or even worse, inform their friends, family, or professional network about their terrible experience with your organization. So be polite and treat applicants with respect; keep contact — even if it’s only to notify them that a decision has been delayed — and when a decision is made, be sure to inform all candidates.

10) Ask for feedback.

Keep these tips top of mind the next time you introduce someone to your organization-and- finally, always remember that hiring takes time and patience. It’s crucial to stay on track with your goals during each step of the process to achieve stellar results.

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Shawna Lake

Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies-keeping job seekers and employers connected to what the other side needs and wants in today’s job market.