Saturday, October 31, 2015

How do you treat candidates for a professional job interview?

A common interview failure companies have is to not treat candidates correctly, to be arrogant in their process, or maybe the company does not have a consistent process.

A high level position is going attract high level talent, people who are used to commanding respect, leading, basically it is going to attract true professionals.

Why then do so many institutions and organizations treat these folks as simple job applicants? How do you expect to get the quality candidate you want when your hiring practices are perceived as disrespectful and condescending? That kind of reputation follows you and then you have the audacity to complain that you are not receiving quality resumes!

There are certain organizations that always seem to have the same job vacant: why is this? Why is it you cannot fill the position, or worse why is it people keep leaving that position.

It does not take much to fix this and here some easy steps:

1.      Treat all candidates as valuable commodities
2.      Communicate with them in a timely manner in all things
3.      Ask meaningful questions that allows the candidate to showcase the skills they have to do the job
4.      Make sure the people doing the interviewing are qualified to do so
5.      Please check your rejection letters carefully. Use the correct name, spelling, title, and make sure they understand that how much you valued their time. A rejection letter should not be dismissive of the time and effort the candidate put in

Remember, they are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing them. A good candidate will have choices, so what are you going to do to make them choose you?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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