Conducting interviews — Find the best candidate for the job

You have decided to hire one or more employees due to business growth or staff turnover. Before sending out job postings, it is important to be prepared for the interview process. Interviewing potential candidates can be stressful for both you and the person being interviewed. With careful planning you can ease some of the concerns by having a clear job description, well-prepared questions and potential answers. You also need to decide what type of interview you would like to hold.

Other than a standard interview in which you ask a series of questions, there are a variety of methods that can help you determine if a candidate is suitable for the job. The following interview components could help you reach a decision or fine-tune your search:

You can find many examples of interview techniques or questions by searching the Internet or you may want to hire a HR company to develop customized tools and tests to help you find the best candidate(s) for your business.

Hiring employees can be time consuming, so being prepared can make it easier to move through the selection process.

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