At no time, especially in this current market, is the interview process a one-way street.
In other words, at no time should a job candidate’s time be considered less valuable than yours, especially if you’re having difficulty hiring the workers that you want to hire. Remember, the candidate is interviewing the company at the same time that company officials are interviewing the candidate.
Below are two tips for ensuring that the interview process is a two-way street:
#1—Make a connection.
A common mistake is to assume that there’s urgency on the part of the candidate, that they’ll be grateful for whatever time you can give them. That might be true of those candidates who are unemployed. However, there has been a paradigm shift in the marketplace, thanks to “The Great Recession” and other factors.
When you interview a good job candidate, you should strive to do more than just accurately assess their skill set and their potential for fitting into the company culture. You should also strive to make a connection with the candidate and build a sort of camaraderie or rapport with them. The reason? The candidate needs a very good reason to work for your organization.
#2—Give them a good reason.
As mentioned above, job seekers and candidates have the upper hand right now. Many of them have multiple job options and career opportunities. As a result, companies and organizations have some work to do, especially during the interview process.
With that in mind, be sure to analyze your interview process. Are you marketing yourself to each person interviewed? Are you giving tours of your facility to those candidates who stand out from the rest? What reasons are you giving to top job candidates to convince them to take advantage of your opportunity?
Your answers to these questions might just be the deciding factor in how prepared you are to tackle an employment marketplace filled with challenging conditions for employers that need workers.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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