How to Follow Up with Candidates After the Interview

Here at Glassdoor, we preach that following up with every candidate who applies to your company – whether you’re going to hire them or not – is a crucial part of your recruitment process. But why? Is it really that important? We dug deeper into this best practice to see what following up with candidates…

4 Must-Ask Interview Questions for October

In a follow-up interview with Dina Harding, Executive + Technical Recruiter and Search Firm Owner at Maven Quest®, she delves into the how and why complexities of interview questioning. She also provides bonus best-practice insights that can help anyone involved in the hiring and interviewing process hone their Q&A chops. To begin, four interview questions…

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for September

Meaningful interview questions, like a gourmet birthday cake, are layered with flavorful sub-questions and ingredients that combine to provide a richer outcome. In other words, delving into the candidate’s mindset, energy level, achievements history, etc. and then connecting the dots as to how the candidate specifically will help solve the company’s problems is imperative for…

6 Must-Ask Interview Questions for July

For July’s “Must-Ask Interview Questions,” I sought out Jennifer Spencer, Owner/Recruiter at The Spencer Group, Inc., in Kansas City, MO. Her favorite questions traversed a variety of topics and ferreted out crucial insights related to candidates’ passions and strengths; culture fit, abilities to align with management style; and much more.  Read on to discover six…

6 Signs You’ve Found the Right Candidate

Most recruiters are aware of the red flags they should watch out for in candidates: showing up late, trash talking a past employer, excessively vague answers, etc. But we don’t seem to talk about “green flags” as much — indications that a candidate is perfect for the job. Keeping an eye out for these green…

The Most Important Interview Questions to Ask When Hiring Executive Leaders

Interview questions for senior leadership and executives are uniquely nuanced, differentiating key competencies from other levels of candidates. In my recent interview with Michael Homula, Managing Partner, Executive Recruiter + Recruiting Strategist, RPM Search Group, Homula organized his responses into three parts: 1. the Definition; 2. the Question; and, 3. the Why, focused on two…

Is a Lengthy Interview Process Hurting Your Company?

While reviewing resumes is the first step on the road to vetting potential hires, it’s meeting with those candidates that’s generally the most cumbersome aspect of filling open positions. The interview process lasts 23.8 days, on average, in the U.S., but in some industries, it can take considerably longer. But that’s problematic for a number of reasons.…

The Art of the Prescreen: 5 Critical Questions

Before you even start your interview process, it’s critical to do a round of prescreen interviews, whether by phone or video conference. You’re already in great need of help — thus the upcoming interviews — so bandwidth is slim by definition, which means it’s key to be efficient. Well-executed prescreen interviews will effectively weed out…