It’s no secret that interviewing job candidates isn’t everyone’s favorite task. From asking awkward questions to handling prickly salary negotiations, the interview process can be seriously uncomfortable for hiring managers. Fortunately, InStaff is here to help ease the “weirdness” of the recruitment process while making sure you hire only the best people for your business. Here are some of our top tips for running an effective interview:

Do the Research

The candidate isn’t the only one who should be prepping for that all-important interview. As a hiring manager, you have a responsibility to research the candidate, reviewing his resume and past experience thoroughly. Additionally, you should prepare to answer the candidate’s questions with regard to the job and the workplace environment. Make sure the employee is a great fit, not just for the position, but also with his or her future team.

Use Open-Ended Questions

As a hiring manager, you have a responsibility to collect all possible information about a potential candidate. However, it’s difficult to get the most informative and useful answers if you ask poor or ill-considered questions. For best results, ask open-ended questions about the candidate’s long-term professional goals. Additionally, you should encourage an employee to evaluate his or her past performance instead of just listing titles and accomplishments.

Contact an Expert Staffing Agency

Want to ensure your next interview leads to a quality new hire? Consider seeking assistance from an experienced recruitment company like InStaff. Not only will we create a short list of qualified applicants for all your open positions, but we can also advise you on the most effective interview questions and even conduct the screening process for you. Let us handle the hiring so you can concentrate on what matters: running an effective company.

At InStaff, we locate and evaluate potential workers for all your part-time, full-time, and temporary positions. Our goal is to reduce the time and money you spend on recruitment so you can focus on what matters: running your business successfully. Contact InStaff today or check out our blog for more tips on running successful interviews.