How to Interview Candidates Effectively: 3 Simple Ways

Article by : Kristina Martic, TalentLyft
Posted on : 20 Mar 2019
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Poor hiring is costly and often
“recent research has found that nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position….According to Career Builder, a single bad hire can cost a company upwards of $50,000.”

Effective Interview 1 : Conduct a structured interview (consistency)
Meta-analysis research shows that structured interviews are up to twice as effective at predicting job performance than unstructured ones”

Effective Interview 2 : Conduct a behavioral interview (data-driven)
Research shows that behavioral interviews are more valid and accurate for making hiring decisions. Behavioral interviews are based on the evaluation of candidates’ past behaviors.”

Effective Interview 3 : Do a job simulation (data-driven)
“only 32% of respondents use this technique, even though 84% say it is effective. In a job simulation, you ask your candidates to complete the type of tasks they would work on if hired”

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