When you are looking to add new employees to your business, it is important that you take the interview process very seriously. After all, a new hire is a big commitment, as you will be welcoming this person to the family of your business – and you will be responsible for the way they perform at work! In order to ensure that you are hiring good employees, you need to make sure you are approaching the interview process correctly.
The interview process starts with that stack of resumes that have come in, as you have to sift through these even before you start interviewing. A lot of people try to “save time” by simply interviewing everyone, but this – of course – takes up more time in the long run. Also, the resume and application is one of the best ways to weed out those prospective employees who will not be a good fit for the position. Take your time going through the resumes, and in this way you can make sure you are only interviewing prospective employees you might actually want to hire.
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If you go through the resumes in a proper manner, anyone who you bring in for an interview will already be qualified for the job. Because of this, you do not want to spend all your time during the interview focused on their work history and their qualifications. Instead, you will want to try to get a feel for the level of intelligence and the attitude that this person will bring to the workplace.
One of the best ways to truly get a feel for the sort of person you are interviewing is by letting them ask questions. Let the person ask questions about anything they want to ask questions about at the end of the interview. This will give you a feel for them as a person, and it will let you gain some insight in to the way their mind works.
You will be much closer to hiring people who will wind up being winners within your business – once you follow these three steps!