What makes a great interview? What’s the winning blueprint to selecting, interviewing and recruiting the right candidate for your business?
I get asked this all the time by clients and friends looking to grow and shape their teams. Not every business has a dedicated, trained HR team, and, even then, reliability of a job interview refers to a level of consistency reached by multiple interviewers assessing the same applicant.
With that in mind, I’ve created a new Interview Masterclass, for clients looking to develop their interview strategies and skills. As I prepare for two sessions later this month , I wanted to share a little more about my thinking.
Refine interview techniques
My mission is to help clients really enhance their own interview skills and realign their approach. This involves getting to grips with interview psychology, to develop and implement the right techniques make objective, smart, guided recruitment and selection decisions. Ultimately it means avoiding the costly, time-consuming mistakes that can lead to long-term – negative- consequences with your business.
A roadmap to interview success
The class draws on my own professional experience in recruitment, with insights from the 11,000+ interviews I’ve delivered over my career together with applied empirical research.
Clients can expect to:
- Reduce recruitment costs and time
- Learn tools to identify high-performing people
- Remove the temptation of taking a gut feel approach
- Gain systems to evaluate and measure technical and interpersonal capabilities
- Maximise the potential for successful selection and retention
Take interviews to the next level
An interview is, at its core, a social interaction and exchange of information. Companies that invest in developing effective, affirming processes appreciate how great interviews can shape their reputation as an employer brand, and improve their chances of bringing the right people into their teams.
Lucy Chamberlain, Founder of C&C Search
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing how you too, can refine your own interview experiences and processes. We’ll be looking at how to design high-quality interviews, methodologies to engage your interviewee, your role in creating a successful interview as well as securing a diverse workforce.