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Oct. 11, 2022

Interviewing Candidates for Better Hiring Results

Interviewing Candidates for Better Hiring Results

Want to learn how to conduct successful interviews and improve your skills in assessing candidates? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the main elements of an effective interview and how you can significantly increase your chances...


Want to learn how to conduct successful interviews and improve your skills in assessing candidates? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan go through the main elements of an effective interview and how you can significantly increase your chances of hiring the right person.

  • Hannah starts the conversation by highlighting how interviewing can be daunting, especially if you're a new business owner.
  • For Hannah, the first step to having a successful interview is being clear on the type of person you're looking for.
  • Melissa goes through the benefits of having a well-defined interview process.
  • Hannah and Melissa agree that business owners would rather not fill the position than panic hire - a bad hire can be expensive, both financially and culturally.
  • If it's your first time hiring, Melissa feels the best way to develop a hiring process is to Google other people's processes, implement them, and learn as you go.
  • Melissa tries to compare an interview to a romantic first date and the risks involved when it's not a match.
  • For skill-based roles, Melissa believes business owners should have a practical interview to gauge the interviewee's understanding of the tasks.
  • Hiring is risky. This is why Melissa feels businesses should never ignore the red flags in an interviewee.
  • Hannah reveals the quality of candidates is more important than quantity - business owners should have a screening structure on their job posts to weed out unqualified candidates.
  • Hannah and Melissa go through the red and green flags to watch out for in a job interview.
  • According to Melissa, the best way to improve your interview process is to ask for feedback after a successful hire.
  • Hannah points out that interviewees can make a positive first impression by asking well-thought-out questions at the end of an interview.
  • Melissa adds that not having questions at the end of an interview is a huge missed opportunity - this is the interviewer's way of gauging your level of interest in the job and your chance to end the interview on a high.
  • Melissa shares her thoughts on candidates asking about compensation during the interview.
  • Hannah and Melissa share their past interview experiences and the difference between being the interviewer and the interviewee.

 

 

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