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Ask The Panel: Interviewing Strategies
Quickly and strategically growing your team with top talent isn’t so easy. Every element of your hiring process must go smoothly. What is your interviewing strategy?
There is no moment more critical than the interview. Even the best candidate won’t join your company if they have an awful interview.
Recruiting and HR practitioners need to be the proverbial lube in the process to ensure that there’s a minimal amount of friction between talent pros and hiring managers during the interview process, and preempt any associated pains that come with finding out whether or not someone is actually a fit.
One way that we can do this, of course, is by actually taking the time to fully prepare hiring managers for every step of the interview process, letting them know what to expect and making sure that they know what they’re doing. This means going beyond a simple intake meeting and hoping for the best; it means going past just spelling out the workflow or explaining their role in the process and where they should send feedback. It even goes further than having a discussion to clarify the desired KSAs and benchmark the recruiting budget and required compensation associated with any given requisition.
World-class talent groups do not let bad interviews happen. Delivering excellence in your organization is your responsibility. While there’s no blueprint for interview success, there are ways you can set yourself apart.