Top tips to make a hiring decision without the physical handshake
Creating the right connection with a candidate, as well as assessing their cultural fit and technical capability, is key to making the right hiring decision. But how can you feel confident when making an offer to a candidate that you’ve never met face to face?
Here are our top tips to tackle the final hiring decision when taking on the challenge of doing it remotely:
1. Be creative
Every candidate will be prepared for commonplace interview questions and whilst these should still be included, by asking questions in a creative way you will be able to truly understand how a person thinks.
2. Don’t be afraid to challenge
Put the candidate in
3. Make eye contact
When you are on video, you need to make sure that you are looking at the camera instead of the candidate when you are speaking. It is still appropriate to smile and nod as you are listening. Gestures are still appropriate to show that you are engaged with the candidate, but remember that some of your hand gestures will be out of frame.
4. Allow your employees to help
You are not the only person who is going to have to work with this candidate. There is likely already a team of employees you trust that will have to interact with him or her every day. Whilst you don’t want to bombard the prospective candidate, 70% of employees said that dedicated cultural fit interviews should be a part of the interview process
5. Don’t forget it’s a two-way street
As with a face to face meeting, you and your brand are also being assessed by the candidate in an online interview. Is often a candidate’s first impression of an employer, and will
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