A successful hiring process for any company is typically centered around a great interview. The problem is most companies aren’t great at selecting the best candidates for the job. This is where finance recruiters come into play.
Finance recruiters can improve your company’s interviewing technique to help screen potential employees more effectively, thus saving you time and money. The best Los Angeles accounting recruiters at Beacon Resources follow recommended practices to help boost their success during the interviewing process. These best practices are outlined below.
5 Best Practices For The Interview Process
#1. Prepare Ahead Of Time With Questions
A strong interview begins with excellent questions. Whoever is planning to conduct the interview must prepare ahead of time with a mix of behavioral, opinion, verification and competency questions. Aim to ask potential employees open-ended discussion questions that aren’t simply answered by looking at the resume.
The reason for asking open ended questions is because you will gain greater insight into the person interviewing for the job. This will help you to make the best decision.
Also, by asking open ended questions, you can find new questions to ask based on the answers to fully understand a prospective candidate and if they are a fit for the job.
#2. Avoid Discussing Controversial Topics
Employers must also be aware of topics that should not be discussed during an interview. Avoid discussing issues related to the candidate’s marital status or family, such as if the candidate plans to get pregnant.
Asking about religious affiliation, political affiliation, or if the candidate smokes or drinks is also not accepted.
Finally, never bring up details about someone’s appearance or physical disability.
Asking any of the above questions are out of line and in many states, is even illegal. So stick questions that relate to the job at hand and any related questions that would help you to determine if the candidate would be an ideal fit for the job.
#3. Pay Attention To Body Language And Behavior
During an interview question and answer session, the candidate’s words are essential to you deciding if it’s a good fit. Body language and behavior also matter during a job interview.
Applicants who don’t maintain a professional appearance or show up late to the appointment are sending a clear message to your company that they shouldn’t be taken seriously.
A newer trend is applicants on their cell phone. A person who is truly interested in the job will either not bring in their cell phone or will turn it off during the interview. Anyone who is on their phone during an interview or interrupts an interview to take a call should be removed from consideration.
#4. Be Professional And Objective
Another important tip for a successful interview process is to maintain a professional demeanor and to remain as objective as possible. No matter what happens during the interview, the employer’s representative should demonstrate tact, professionalism and politeness.
Additionally, there should be some sort of objective way to evaluate the applicant’s performance during the interview. Some firms set up a point system to score an applicant on each of the desires attributes or skills needed for the job.
Other firms have multiple people interview the applicant and then get together to review the job application.
Whatever system you decide on, it should be agreed upon before the interview process begins.
#5. Make The Process Transparent
Finally, make sure you are transparent about the timeline and process with the candidate. You can outline this process in the beginning of the interview or the end, but make sure you inform the applicant of when they can expect to hear back from you.
It’s always a good idea to let all finalists know if you have made a decision, even if they haven’t been chosen for the job. This helps them better make decision on any other pending job offers they may have.
Overall, the job hiring process can be a lengthy one. But if you follow the outlined best practices above, you can ensure you hire the best candidate and the process is a smooth one.
Call us today at 1-844-500-8100 to find out how Beacon Resources can help you achieve your hiring goals. You can start making your interviews work better for you to find the top talented people in the field.