Who is interviewing who?

How I’d like to do it. My advice would be to concentrate first and foremost on creating a place where people would want to work, then marketing your organisation to the candidate, they should really want to work for your company, that way you start with a better candidate pool, immediately giving you a better…

Typical interview styles

The interview itself. What I have observed is that interviewing is generally composed of one or more of a very small number of techniques:  Free-form, gut-feel unstructured or semi-structured chat and questions between candidate and hiring manager.  More formal pre-defined questions structured and consistently asked to all candidates.  Some variety of standardised test, essentially IQ…

What makes a good interview?

My experience of recruitment is largely anecdotal, I am not a professional interviewer or HR expert. My limited experience of interviewing has been as a candidate, a hiring manager, or sometimes even as a subject expert. I’d estimate that over my career my experience is approximately 8:1 in favour of being an interviewer over being…

To be the best, hire the best… for you.

I have recently been reflecting on the impact of our choices when hiring new staff. Over the last few years hiring has been a major activity for me, and so I am particularly interested in what the impact of these hiring decisions has on the team and the organisation. I have a number of experiences…