Conducting Interviews

THE NEW INTERVIEW

Effective interviewing can take your business to the next level.

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Make Sure Your Interviewing Skills are Up to Par with Today’s Workforce

Throughout the years, the intricacies of interviewing have changed, but not so much as to change the process itself. In addition, the needs, habits, preferences, personalities and culture of those being interviewed have evolved, stratifying people as close as to be within twenty years of one another. But the interview remains the same. How can your business hope to increase the scope of your interviews to encompass the growing needs of the workforce of today? At Talexes, we can identify employees who display exemplary preparation, ambition, and enthusiasm, and can help you in the decision to acquire those candidates.

Perfecting the interview.

It can be difficult to garner the correct information from a candidate using traditional interview methods. There are several important factors to take into consideration when hiring someone, but they can all be boiled down to three main aspects: Preparation, Ambition, and Enthusiasm

Preparation – When you ask a candidate why they would like to work for your organization in particular, you are looking for something more than simply “I need a job.” A quality candidate will be able to tell you what your company can do for their future career.

Ambition – A candidate should be able to answer at length when you ask about their short- and long-term goals. If they are firm in their resolutions and can clearly communicate what they would like to accomplish (even if they do not know exactly how), they are aware of the benchmarks they have set for themselves and are in the process of creating a method as to how to reach them.

Enthusiasm – It is clear when you are speaking to someone with a passion. Their tone of voice, body language, and diction will all imply excitement and motivation to succeed at whatever it is that they are deciding to pursue. Look for these qualities in a candidate. Hiring someone who seems genuinely enthusiastic about a position can help mitigate motivation problems in the future.

What else can I do?

Interviews are vital to the employment screening process, but cannot be relied on wholly to form a complete picture of the candidate. Our unique suite of talent management solutions can help you gain the edge you need to prevent poor hiring decisions in the future. Relieve the stress of turnover, free up your energy and resources, and take your business to the next level.