Interviewing & Screening Advice

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

Recruiting staff to a new opening can be quite a taxing process for your business. In the current professional climate, employers can receive hundreds of applications for just one role making the procedure even more daunting for all involved - including your candidates.

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 wheedle out the info you need to make informed decisions about your applicants.

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

On the surface you may wonder "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.

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 after evaluating applicants which candidates they'd like to take further.

Telephone interview questions
Telephone interview questions

They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but telephone interviews have a lot of advantages. They are fast, easy to arrange and arm you with just the right level of information to begin whittling down your applicants.

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

Panel interviews can be a very efficient part of the recruitment process. Here are our tips for how to conduct a panel interview successfully.

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

The all-important process of interviewing candidates is often the most crucial part of any recruitment process. Yet, the question that often arises is just how long should an interview last?

Types of interview question
Types of interview question

A good interview should be planned using a mix of different question types. Here is a selection of the main types of questions to ask when interviewing

5 good interview questions
5 good interview questions

The bizarre questions made famous by the likes of Google and Silicon Valley 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 an individual...

How not to conduct interviews
How not to conduct interviews

Interviewing may be 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

Your previous interviews have removed candidates who don't fit the role, which leaves only a handful of people, one of whom you most certainly will be working with in the near future. But working out who this person should be is often decided by running a second interview.

Closing an Interview
Closing an Interview

You've asked all your questions and the candidate has asked all theirs. So what's next? And how do you close an interview effectively?