If you need to fill a large number of positions at once, you may face a constricted hiring schedule. And interviewing a lot of candidates in a short time span can lead to interview fatigue. Here are four ways to stay engaged throughout the interview process.
Break It Up
If the calendar allows for it, conduct two rounds of interviews: one that’s a high-level screening and a subsequent, more expansive interview.
Plan for Self-Care
If you’re conducting interviews all day, take steps to care for yourself physically and mentally. Schedule breaks – and stick to your schedule. Make sure to take time for lunch, and bring water and snacks to stay energized and alert. Finally, keep your interview materials organized in a bag or briefcase that will make it easy to keep resumes, questions, and other materials at your fingertips.
Focus Your Interview
In an ideal situation, you’d be able to do a deep dive with each candidate, not only to learn about their experience but also to see how they might fit into your company culture. However, if you’re crunched for time, you may want to focus on candidates’ skills and abilities to cut the number of questions you are asking.
Bring in Reinforcements
As is often the case, two (or more) heads are better than one when it comes to the hiring process. Enlisting co-workers to participate in interviews is not only a potential time-saver; it also provides additional perspectives on what questions to ask and what to make of the answers.
Call in the Experts
Contact a staffing agency if you want to get the time-saving benefits of outsourcing while remaining an active participant in the hiring process. We’ve discussed the benefits of working with an employment service before, but for the purposes of this post, suffice it to say it allows you to make the interview process efficient while gaining insight from a hiring professional.
Streamline Your Interview Process And Hire The Best Employees
And if you’re looking for a staffing agency with connections to talent in High Point, consider Mega Force. We help employers throughout North Carolina connect with dependable candidates. Whether you have a specific pressing need, or you’re just wanting to give your current recruiting efforts a boost, start here to learn more about what we can do for you.