Just like candidates take the time to research you and your company, you should take the time to prepare for the interview. Preparing for the interview doesn't just reflect well on your employer brand and create a better candidate experience. Preparation also helps prevent bad hiring decisions. Bad hiring decisions are usually a result of poor execution during the hiring process. However, going into an interview fully prepared and ready to evaluate candidates will help avoid bad hires. So, here are 6 interview preparation tips for employers.
We all know one of the biggest downfalls of a successful recruiting and hiring process is the amount of time it takes to hire someone. The time it takes to hire is sometimes completely out of line with applicant's expectations, creating a huge gap between candidates and businesses. Meanwhile, most recruiters and hiring managers don't even notice that they're taking too long. They have been fighting the symptoms of a too-long-hiring process without addressing the problem at the root. Here, we will expose some of those symptoms and offer solutions to help shorten your hiring process.
Everyone's interview process is unique in some form or fashion. Like most, your interview process is crafted so you can get the most information out of your candidates to increase hiring confidence and make the right hiring decisions. However, there are often small problems in interview processes that could ultimately affect the success of hiring decisions.
jobsearcher.com/blogJob Rejection Email Response with ExamplesGlassdoor estimates that, on average, there are about 250 applicants for every job vacancy out there. If you’ve ever applied for a job, the odds are that you’ve received the dreaded job rejection email.
jobsearcher.com/blogStructured vs Unstructured InterviewsThe goal of an interview is to evaluate candidates based on their skills, personality, and knowledge. You want to choose the BEST candidate from your candidate pool, so the interview is something you can't mess up. As you begin planning your interview process, one of the major decisions you'll face is whether the interview should be a structured vs unstructured interview. So let's take a dive into the differences and sort out which circumstances warrant which interview process.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Describe Your Personality with ExamplesImagine you’re in an elevator with the CEO of your dream company and you get to talking. The conversation is going well and you start to imagine yourself working for their company when the CEO turns around and asks you “tell me a bit about yourself.” Would this catch you off guard or would you be able to give a clear and succinct description of who you are?
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Avoid a Bad Hire"A new employee who doesn't meet the minimum performance, quality, and culture fit standards you set when you began sourcing and recruiting. Additionally, bad hires will immediately show signs of self-interest instead of an interest in their role and the company."
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Ask for a Letter of RecommendationWhen the job board you subscribe to finally posts your dream job, you may feel like the stars have aligned. But part of securing a position that matches your career plan is ensuring you address all the application basics. You know, the resume, the cover letter, the portfolio. It seems like you've got this in the bag — until you realize they want a letter of recommendation, too!
jobsearcher.com/blogWhat Are SMART Goals?When it comes to achieving our goals, there’s a lot of noise to work through. A study by the University of Scranton has found that only 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions actually achieve them. Our busy lives might be one reason for this. Another, even more important reason, is our approach to goal setting. Being too vague, too ambitious or simply unclear on the timeframe can set us up for failure.