When you’re trying to scale, your senior teams don’t have time to interview candidates constantly. They have other priorities. If your interview process isn’t up to scratch, you may find yourself in a cycle of candidates dropping out halfway through and restarting the hiring process all over again.
In a candidate-driven market, you also need to leverage the interview process to show what’s great about your business. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that every candidate you interview is desperate to work for you; you’re just one option of many in the current market. Instead, think about how you can sell yourself to the candidates. Perfecting your interview process creates consistency within the candidate experience, helping to get your employer brand message across. As a scaling business without reputation and name to fall back on, employer brand is everything and will make the difference for candidates. And when it comes to employer branding, consistency and authenticity are key.
The last year has revolutionised recruitment. Among many other things, it’s forced a complete rethink of the interview process. We’ve been forced to find an alternative to face to face interviews, meaning a rise in virtual and video interviews. While talking to candidates over Zoom, Teams, or Skype has become the norm for many hiring […]
2020 has been a lot of things, but in the world of recruitment, it’s become the year of the video interview. While we’re all getting pretty used to talking to colleagues, family and friends over video conferencing, video interviews can be a completely different experience to face-to-face job interviews. As remote working becomes more familiar, […]
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, recruiters have seen a 67% spike in video interviews. It makes sense; video interviews reduce the time to commute and limit exposure to the public which is crucial during a pandemic. Now we’re facing a lockdown many of us have no choice but to communicate via video for office communications […]
When it comes to hiring tech talent, it’s very easy to get bogged down in the technicalities (literally!). With so many required skills and abilities of critical importance to a developer’s role, many companies dwell on finding the best of the best without worrying about how the candidates perceive them or whether or not job […]
What information do you need to hear? So, you’ve invested heavily in your employer brand. Your marketing and social media strategies are attracting the candidates you want. Now, it’s interview time. However, they are also interviewing you. This is a two-way street. While you need to find out if they are the right candidate for […]
No matter your method, the candidate should always come first In our previous blog in this interview series, we discussed the difference between competency-based and emotional intelligence interviews. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the difference between structured and unstructured job interviews, and how you can utilise both. Interviews are not just a process during […]
How the right approach to interviews can help your business attract and retain talent There is no single best way to interview a candidate. Ultimately, all the factors that come together depend on who is conducting the interview, who is being interviewed, and what the job role is. Preferences are entirely subjective. However, there are […]