Faced with waves of disruption, from a global pandemic to the great resignation and a growing skills-gap, talent acquisition and human resources professionals struggle to meet hiring goals. At the same time, the candidate interview, the most common component of the hiring process, continues to be a source of inconsistency, inefficiency, and unreliable data.
While most interviewers are well intentioned, they frequently find it difficult to elicit information that is indicative of a candidate’s likelihood of success on the job. They often fail to probe the most important topics and lack an understanding of how to rate a candidate in a reliable and accurate manner. In short, most interviewers are not trained in the skills required to:
- Set candidates at ease
- Portray their organization as a preferred place to work
- Discuss the importance of the position in question
- Discuss the importance of the candidate to the overall success of the organization
- Elicit job-related information from a candidate through relevant conversation and probing
- And more..
This lack of skill and training on the part of interviewers increases the likelihood of losing good candidates in today’s fast-paced market and poor employee retention when candidates are hired.
Another significant challenge is simple human nature. Unconscious bias related to a candidate’s work history, appearance, or demographic often creeps into competency ratings, further decreasing the effectiveness of the interview.
With these challenges in mind, our panelists will explore ways to make the interviewing process more effective and informative.
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