The interview process is crucial for both employers and candidates. This is not only a chance for employers to learn about applicants, but also for candidates to fall in love with the role and the company culture. That’s why the interview process has to communicate the right message to prospective candidates.
1) Help candidates feel comfortable – Don’t confine the interview to a single room. Show applicants your entire space and prospective team members.
2) Be professional – It is easy to expect candidates to exude professionalism. Employers should be willing to do the same by being prepared, setting an agenda, and reserving a space.
3) Be on their side – Treat candidates like you are already a fan of their work.
By following these 3 critical pieces of advice, you will have a more enjoyable and successful interview process–and you’ll gain new hires who are excited about your company.
***Finally, DON’T ghost the candidates that you’ve interviewed (or communicated with)–the right thing to do is to follow up with them whether your company wants them to go further in the process or not. This is your organization’s way of saying that you RESPECT their time.