Managing the interview process
ARE you losing great candidates at interview stage? The process of interviewing for a new role is both a strategic and emotive process for the candidate. This can be a time of mixed emotions – leaving a company where they are in their comfort zone. Moving to a new business – will the culture be right and offer ongoing career advancement. It is imperative that the momentum of the interview process is maintained and communication lines are kept open. We hear too often that a candidate may attend the 1st interview be contacted 2 to 3 weeks later and invited back for a 2nd interview. By this time the candidate has applied and interviewed with other businesses and potentially has received a much more timely response. The candidate will form an impression of the business through the interview process and accept a position accordingly. How does your interview process reflect your business image? Each month Senior Account Manager Peter Jackson of inPlace Recruitment, shares his observations from a recruiter’s perspective to help job seekers and employers find the perfect fit. Peter has over 12 years’ recruitment experience in the event and hospitality industry.