Interview process and strategies: a comprehensive FAQ guide

Interviews are the pillars of recruiting. They influence your hiring decisions more than any other hiring phase. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you set up an effective interview process: Organizing an...

How to invite a candidate to an interview

Scheduling interviews may not be the hardest part of hiring. But, investing some effort to make your process more efficient will help you save time and improve your candidate experience. Here are some tips on how...

How to conduct an interview: An interview checklist

Learning how to conduct an interview effectively can be challenging, but hiring the best candidate is a worthwhile reward. Use this guide and interview checklist for employers to improve your interviewing skills: How to prepare to interview...

How to conduct interview training for hiring managers

Even experienced hiring managers can benefit from interview skills training. Here’s how to build an effective interview training plan for hiring teams: Persuade managers that they need training Experienced hiring managers probably know how to build...

How to conduct a group interview

Group interviews can be huge time-savers. Instead of spending 10 hours interviewing 10 candidates individually, you could spend two hours interviewing them in a group. But, like any interview format, group interviews have drawbacks and aren’t...

How to explain your structured interview process to candidates

There’s scientific consensus that structured interviews are better hiring tools than unstructured interviews. They’re more objective, more consistent and better predictors of job performance. But there’s one area where they lag behind. Candidates can perceive structured interviews...

The pros & cons of interview scorecards

Interview scorecards are the foundation of effective structured interviews. They allow interviewers to take notes about candidates’ answers to job-related questions and score candidates using rating scales. Interview scorecards are useful but not perfect. The structure...

Giving interview feedback: the dos and don’ts

Do you find it easy giving interview feedback to rejected candidates? If so, you’re one of the lucky few. Most interviewers are afraid they’ll do it wrong, upset candidates or create legal risks for their company....

Addressing interview red flags

Malcolm Gladwell famously wrote in his bestselling book, 'Blink,' that “the key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” He argues that...

How to assess soft skills in an interview

How can you tell whether a candidate who looks good ‘on paper’ will be good ‘in person’? Soft skills make all the difference. Soft skills are the personal qualities that make people easy to work with....