Transcript of ESBHR Podcast 11: You’re Done With Your Interviews- Now What?
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Thanks for hanging in there with me as we review the hiring process step by step. I hope you’re finding this step by step process helpful and that you’ve been able to implement the hiring tips from past episodes.
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So, you’ve finished interviewing and you are now left with trying to weed out candidates.
Hopefully you’ve taken very good notes because at this stage, you should be reviewing your notes for all of the applicants interviewed against the key skills and experience needed for your job opening.
Rate applicants based on their experience, and other factors that are important for the applicant to possess in order to be successful such as their interpersonal skills, their judgment when describing situations.
Identify a few applicants who rose to the top based on their responses and prepare to check references for those applicants.
(If you did not obtain a list of references as part of the application process, contact the final candidates and ask them to provide the names and phone numbers for 2 – 4 references.
Be sure that you always get at least two supervisor references, one from a current employer and past employer if at all possible. You may want to get references from colleagues with whom the applicant has had to provide some type of support or service.
I would avoid getting references from co-workers. In my next Employee Hiring and Managing Tips podcast, I’ll focus on the reference process, and I’ll talk more about why I think that obtaining co-worker references are a waste of time in many cases.
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