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What is a screening interview?
What is a screening interview?

Recruiting staff to a new opening can be a taxing process for your business. In the current professional climate, employers can receive hundreds of applications for just one role. Screening interviews are key to saving businesses time and resources.

7 foolproof interviewing techniques
7 foolproof interviewing techniques

Here are seven tips, truisms and interviewing techniques for employers to run a steady ship come question time - helping you to pick out the info you need to make informed decisions about your applicants.

How to conduct a job interview
How to conduct a job interview

"How hard can it be to conduct a job interview?" Doing it well can really affect the level of engagement you have with each candidate, allowing you both to make a better judgement on suitability for a particular role. Here's some of our best practices…

How to conduct a telephone interview
How to conduct a telephone interview

Telephone interviews can be a great way to bring efficiency to the recruitment process and help employers to quickly decide which candidates they'd like to take further.

Telephone interview questions
Telephone interview questions

Telephone interviews are fast, easy to arrange, and provide you with enough information to begin inviting applicants into interview when conducted correctly. So what type of questions should you ask?

How to conduct a panel interview
How to conduct a panel interview

A panel interview conducted correctly can save your business time and resources, especially if not having to make multiple appointments for the same candidate. Here are our tips for how to conduct a panel interview successfully.

How long should an interview last?
How long should an interview last?

Spending too little time in an interview can leave you none the wiser of a candidates skills. Too long and it begins to drain both energy and resources. So how long should it take?

Types of interview question
Types of interview question

A good interview should be planned using a mix of different question types, looking at strengths, weaknesses and how they will fit into the team. Here is a selection of the main types of questions to ask when interviewing.

5 good interview questions
5 good interview questions

Bizarre interview questions can often reveal incredibly little about how a prospective employee could fit into your organisation. Good interview questions to ask your candidates should always be targeted to understand the applicants' skillset, overall fit and passion for the role.

How not to conduct interviews
How not to conduct interviews

Interviewing is a crucial part of recruitment, but ensure yours go to plan with our advice on what to avoid when speaking to your next candidate.

Second interview questions
Second interview questions

The second interview is your opportunity to ask more specific job role questions, and really get to know the person you are highly likely to be working with. Get it right and your hire will go smoothly first time, saving time and money.

Closing an Interview
Closing an Interview

Successfully closing your interview keeps the process timely and productive. Our tips for keeping things moving will ensure your hard work up to this point continues to pay off.