Whether your business is located in Atlanta or Johns Creek, the whole point of an interview is to get to know the other person. Asking pertinent questions is still one of the best ways to get to know a person and an interview session should have a healthy dose of questions. Ask general questions about your potential employee’s background, what they enjoy doing, and what their career goals are for the long and short term. Also, ask about their skills, previous experiences, and ultimately how all of these can help them be more effective in the role they hope to fill.
In metro Atlanta area where job applications are usually competitive, it is a common place to meet applicants who have mastered the arts of being sleek throughout an interview. However, while most people can fool you with words and an impressive CV, body language doesn’t always follow the script. At first glance, you should be able to tell if a person is confident, energetic or approachable. This is particularly important if you are recruiting for administrative staff or medical staff, as the role demands they get to meet people/interact with your clients.
An interview can sometimes be unnerving for even very confident people, and a tensed environment isn’t the best for anyone to be themselves. As an interviewer, it is in your place to calm the tension in the room. It is essential that you stay open and encourage the prospective admin staff, medical staff or other potential employees to be themselves throughout the interview. This is because not a lot of people can hide their true nature when they are comfortable and relaxed. You can also ease the tension by offering them a smile, being non-confrontational, and leaving the difficult questions until the end.
Your organization is as good as the people you hire. So, to make sure you hire the right people to fill in the right roles, never take the interview session of your recruitment process for granted. You are likely to find out much more about a person from having a conversation with them, and this is why it is important to conduct flawless interviews when recruiting for staff. If you have interviews coming up for administrative staff or other staff for your business in the metro Atlanta area, then you should not miss out on our subsequent post on tips for interviewing potential candidates.