How do you feel about working remotely?
Do you enjoy the cost and time saving of not having to travel to work? Or do you miss the office energy and people vibe? Or both?
Now, how do you feel about recruiting a new team member, would you be happy to do that working from home?
It’s a big responsibility and not a task to take lightly or take a chance on, even under normal circumstances. Thankfully, there are proven methods and techniques you can use to remove uncertainty and lead you to the right decision.
I can help you create a robust recruitment process and develop sophisticated interview skills. Put these in place and you can confidently recruit either online or face to face.
One small business, OneFile, providing an online learning platform for apprenticeships, has just successfully recruited a new team member entirely online. Before lockdown, they’d already developed an effective multi staged recruitment process and trained line managers to interview competently and confidently.
People Manager, Leanne Gainford, has totally embraced online recruitment together with adapting their onboarding process into an engaging online programme. She is confident that she and her recruiting managers are able to assesses candidates and welcome new recruits just as effectively as face to face situations.
‘One of the most important parts of our process is the video interview. We spend a lot of time putting candidates at ease and getting to know them, what they know about us, what research they’ve done. Many interviewees are especially nervous at being assessed online so this helps them to perform at their best’.
Our process accurately assesses whether people share our values, as well as whether they have the skills required for the role. We see remote recruitment as the way forward for us in order to grow our business’
To help build your confidence in assessing candidates in person and in video interviews, I’ve created an online workshop: How to conduct a thorough, probing interview and make the right decisions. You will learn how to:
1. Structure a professional interview.
2. Ask the right questions and probe answers thoroughly.
3. Gain key evidence to decide if the candidate has the skills and qualities for the role.
4. Assess and score all candidates fairly and objectively.
5. Have the competence and confidence to make the right decision.
Attend this workshop and you will:
• Discover why previous interviews didn't go so well
• Find out whether you have any unconscious bias
• Learn a systematic method of asking questions and probing further
• Use a proven scoring system to assess candidates consistently
• Conduct a practice interview and gain constructive feedback in a safe environment
‘Ali delivered an interviewing skills workshop for our management team. She made the session extremely interactive and engaging and we all thoroughly enjoyed learning about how to ask the right questions and probe to get detailed answers. The practice interviews were really useful and Ali gave valuable feedback on how we could improve our techniques. I’d highly recommend Ali’s workshop if you’re recruiting staff or management and want to feel confident that you’ll do a good job and make the right decision.’ Helen Campbell-Wroe, CEO at Pathways to Independence
If you'd like to improve your interviewing skills, please visit our events page
and book a place on our next online workshop.
I look forward to seeing you then!
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email or call me on 07971 511731 and I'd be happy to chat to you.
Ali Waters associates