Tips for Employers




 

 



Placing Heads | Tips for Employers



Placing Heads | Tips for Employers

 


This is your opportunity to ascertain which of your short-listed candidates will best fit in with your organisation and the job. Interview all the short listed candidates preferably on the same day. So all details are fresh in your mind.

 

Tip 1: HAVE A PRIVATE AREA FOR INTERVIEWS
Some candidates or you may prefer to have the interview off site, especially if they are currently working for a competitor. Placing Heads has found that and area away from other staff members is friendlier and less confronting, putting both you and the candidate at ease.

 

ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME
Allow about an hour for each interview and 30 minutes between each candidate so you can review and summarise your notes and have a break and clear your mind. For senior roles you may want to allow more time for the final interview. Get the opinion of others. Ask a fellow manager or even a co-worker of the new person to meet with the candidates; you all have to work with them after all. Have structure – but don’t let this structure completely take over. The candidates should already have done some research on your company but it is great if you can give them a brief rundown of your organisation and the job.
Talk 20% of the time and listen 80% of the time.

 

CLOSED AND OPEN QUESTIONS
Closed question – Do you have a degree? Do you have a current drivers licence? Open Questions – start with Where, Why, Tell me, How, What… These allow the candidate to tell you more about the things you want to know. Why do you want to work with our company?
How did you manage your sales territory? And so on….

 

OFFER THE JOB
If you have found the perfect person, don’t let them get away. Offer them the job. You don’t want to go through all this again!!
Good candidates are in demand so if you hold off and wait they
may accept another offer from a company that didn’t stall.