As a recruit manager, you will be interested in any way that your team can work more efficiently. Although you can do a lot to keep your recruit consultants productive, time management and implementing processes are essential. What many managers neglect to consider is how efficiently their team uses the time they have talking to clients and candidates.
Untrained eyes may think that the time a recruiter spends calling candidates and screening them for jobs is work time. It’s not. But how much time are they wasting by asking the wrong questions or not being able to draw out the essential information? This helps you decide if they are the right candidate for you.
Inefficient interviewing can be the reason you are falling apart.
Many recruiters ask questions on autopilot. They don’t change the way they question based on what the candidate tells them. Many recruiters ask a lot of questions to learn about the person, including their current situation, work goals, reasons for seeking a new job, and their skills. However, a single question that is more well thought out would help them obtain all this information.
Inefficient interview questions can not only make the job of your recruiters more complicated and labor-intensive, but they can also deter good candidates. In today’s job market, a strong candidate may speak to many recruiters every day. Think about them. A robotic interviewing style may not feel like it’s getting to the core of their needs. This could make them feel like this isn’t the agency for them. For a candidate, interviewing by a recruiter may not be the same as interviewing by an employer. They can feel like they are being rushed and wasting their time.
Training your team in interviewing can help you sharpen your skills quickly.
There is a good chance that everyone in your team has a different interview style and bad habits, which can make them less productive. They are likely to all be competent and well-trained in interviewing and would not benefit from an introductory interview training course.
A group training session that focuses primarily on advanced interview skills and helps people identify their weaknesses and make mistakes, as well as introduce them to more practical questions, is a great way to improve the quality of your interviews. This type of training can often give your team a boost of enthusiasm because it forces them to see a part of their job they may have overlooked. Even if they are only able to take a short course, it can help fix any problems in their interviewing skills and make them more effective in this critical area of their job.