How to Get the Most Out of Interviews with Candidates
After you’ve selected the candidates you want to interview for the open positions in your healthcare facility, you should start preparing yourself. Planned interviews can run more smoothly, and you will be able to get more relevant information from the candidates. When you work with a healthcare staffing agency, you can effectively hold interviews with pre-vetted candidates to select the best employee possible.
Determine Your Questions Ahead of Time
Before the interview, jot down a list of questions you want to ask the candidates. Doing so will not only help you feel more prepared for the meeting, but it will allow for you to control the conversation, gaining insight to the interviewee’s personality. You can also ensure, ahead of time, that you will cover the necessary bases when learning more about the potential employee.
Pay Attention to the Candidate’s Appearance
In the midst of asking the interviewee your pre-determined questions, don’t forget to take note of their appearance. If their clothes are sloppy and they slouch or yawn, this might not be the type of person you want working for you and representing your practice. Candidates who sit straight, look you in the eye when they speak to you and dress appropriately might be the better choice as an employee.
Invite the Interviewee to Ask Questions
Another way to learn more about your candidate is to invite them to ask you questions. If they inquire about their duties on the job or your facility, this can mean that they are more engaged in the conversation and invested in working for you. Those who ask irrelevant questions or say nothing at all might not be as interested in being a serious employee.
Prepare Your Closing Remarks
Instead of winging it when it comes to your closing remarks, prepare what you are going to say so that you can signal the end of the conversation. This will also help you inform the interviewee on what to expect from you, as the potential employer. If you plan on reaching out to the candidates, then let them know. However, if you don’t plan on calling every candidate, don’t indicate that you will get in touch with them, so that they don’t wait on a call that never happens.
Work with a Healthcare Staffing Agency
With the expertise of a healthcare staffing agency on your side, you will be introduced to the best candidates who are on the job hunt. During your interview, you don’t have to worry whether or not the interviewee is qualified for the position, as we will make sure of that for you. Aside from conducting the interviews and making your final decision, you can focus your time on your facility and how the right candidate will be the perfect addition to your staff.
Are you interested in learning more about how TheraEx Staffing can help you find the best employees to fill open positions at your healthcare facility? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to get the ball rolling.