Interview Strategies For Successful Hiring

Interview Strategies For Successful Hiring

Whether you’re new to performing interviews or you’re looking to be more efficient in 2021, there are a few things you can do to be more effective in your interviewing process. We’ve compiled a list of 7 Interview strategies for successful hiring. 

Ask Consistent Questions

Be prepared with a list of questions that you will ask everyone that you hire. You will want to write down their responses or request that you film the interview so you can revert back to their responses after you’ve finalized your interview process with each applicant. Make sure to include behavioral questions in your list. Such questions generally start with “tell me when..” 

Do Your Homework

Just like with home buying, there’s an applicant market and a hiring market. Despite what market you’re in, it’s still important to make the applicant feel like you researched them and are excited to learn more about them.

There’s nothing worse than an applicant coming in feeling like you have no idea who they are. People now more than ever need to feel like they belong, and it’s important to know everything you can about the applicant before they walk in the door.

Too many hiring managers don’t have successful interview strategies for successful hiring – they wait to review the applicant until right before the interview. Don’t make this mistake. 

Confirm Details the Day Before 

A mistake that’s often seen is the mistake of not confirming details the day before. With hiring, many applicants are being interviewed on a weekly or even daily basis. Considering this, it’s not uncommon for applicants to accept a job offer and still have interviews planned in the future. These applicants commonly forget to cancel their interviews. Additionally, unemployment requires individuals to submit a certain number of applications to qualify for unemployment. Many of these individuals have no interest in actually showing up. It’s important to send an email and make a phone call the day before to confirm the details of the interview (where, when, what they need to bring with them etc). 

Explain What Makes Your Business Different 

As mentioned above, it’s important to make the applicant feel as though they belong. A portion of this is sharing what makes your business different. How do you operate? What is the culture of your brand? Does your brand give back? Many millennials care more about the business they work for and how it’s making a difference than they do about the hours or salary. 

Pay Attention to Body Language

Words are important, but body language will tell you a lot about the applicant. Are they fidgety, do they have their arms crossed? Will they look you in the eye, or are they looking down or across the room? Want to learn more about body language for successful hiring? Zip Recruiter does a great job at breaking it down. 

Request a 16 Personalities Test 

Want to really get to know your applicant? Have them take a personality test. This will help you learn about what makes them happy, how to give them praise, how they work with others, and what makes them tick.

It can be a great strategy for building the perfect team when you also know the personality types of those the applicant will be working with directly. Haven’t heard of this tactic? Check out our recent article, “Want to be a Better Leader? Get to Know Your Employees.

Know The Market

Manny businesses miss out on incredible applicants because they are unfamiliar with the market. If businesses are struggling to find Registered Nurses, it’s important to remain competitive with your salary, benefits, and community culture.

Some businesses are leaning on special perks and benefits to help with finding the best employees while also keeping productivity high and some costs low. Additional employee benefits can range from exclusive gym memberships to financial empowerment tools

Are you currently seeking a job? What do you wish your last hiring manager asked you during the interview? Are you a current hiring manager? Let us know in the comments below your favorite interview strategies for successful hiring. 

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Ashley Carty

Ashley Carty is a seasoned medical professional with over 8 years of experience working at the top hospitals in Southern California, including Hoag, Saddleback Memorial, and UCSD.

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