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How to Conduct an Effective Employee Interview

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A job interview is the first part of hiring and keeping good workers. Asking the right questions makes you as a manager more likely to select the best candidate for the job. If you don’t have good interviewing skills, you may end up offering a job to someone who is a poor fit for the job or the company. Competition abounds for skilled and talented workers. Therefore, hiring qualified employees has become both an art as well as a science. You must be a good listener, which means knowing how to reframe or redirect a conversation. In addition, you must be able to distinguish between people who want the job and the perfect candidate for the job. Despite the economic volatility of the past few years, conducting a successful interview can help you secure the best candidates for the job. The following tips may help you with the screening process:

Before the interview:

During the interview:

After the interview:

Following these simple steps will help you make accurate decisions when hiring a new employee. More often than not, the person you end up hiring will fit both the job and the company, not just one or the other.


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