How to Interview Candidates Effectively: 3 Simple Ways

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How to Interview Candidates Effectively: 3 Simple Ways

Do we need a more effective way to interview candidates?

Here are 2 interesting statistics:

  • Recent research has found that nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position.
  • According to Career Builder, a single bad hire can cost a company upwards of $50,000.

I rest my case.

How to make your job interview more effective?

Here are 3 easy ways to make your job interview more effective at predicting job performance:

1. Conduct a structured interview

Structured job interviews are more efficient than semi-structured or structured interviews when it comes to predicting job performance. Meta-analysis research shows that structured interviews are up to twice as effective at predicting job performance than unstructured ones!

Take action now: Prepare interview questions before the interview and ask each of your candidates the same questions in the same order.

2. Conduct a behavioral interview

Research shows that behavioral interviews are more valid and accurate for making hiring decisions.Behavioral interviews are based on the evaluation of candidates’ past behaviors. In other words, in a behavioral interview, an interviewer asks candidates about their past work experience and performance.

3. Do a job simulation

According to LinkedIn’s report, only 32% of respondents use this technique, even though 84% say it is effective. In a job simulation, you ask your candidates to complete the type of tasks they would work on if hired.

Take action now: Think of a great job simulation exercise for your currently open job position. Depending on the role you are looking to fill, it could be a task to write a short copy, outline a presentation, solve a certain problem, brainstorm a few ideas, solve a certain problem, etc.

Conclusion

Stop relying on your gut feeling when hiring and start using data backed techniques. Implementing any of these 3 tips are guaranteed to make your job interview more predictive of your candidates’ job performance.

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