So our recruitment experts have narrowed the search down to a select few candidates for you. As the employer, it is now up to you to make the final decision. How do you do this? This is a very important decision for the business but can also be a difficult one.
Here are some tips that can help with making a decision in choosing the right candidate.
Remember that we already have their resume. So get to know the candidate and find out more than what we can already see on paper. Some questions you can ask might be:
- What do you know about our company?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- What attracted you to this particular position?
- Refer to the clients resume and ask for specific examples that show evidence to back up what the candidate has written about?
- What sort of work environment are you looking to work in?
Yes questions are important and but so are observations.
- Observe the candidates body language.
- Ask other staff who weren’t in the interview what they thought. For example the receptionist who greeted the candidate when they first walked in. How did the candidate introduce themselves? Were they on time? What impression did they get when the candidate first walked in?
- Also pay close attention to the questions that the candidate asks you. Remember that this needs to be the right fit for them as much as it needs to be for you and your team!
Important questions to think about before you offer a position to any candidate is:
- Can the candidate do the job advertised?
- Are they motivated to do the job?
- Is the candidate interested in career progression?
- If there are certain areas that the candidate is less experienced in, do you think you would be able to train them to do what you require of them?
- Are they a good fit for your team culture?
Look beyond how candidates look on paper. The best candidate should have the necessary skills and qualifications but also have the potential to grow and be a culture fit for your team.