If you demonstrate to a candidate that you can interview in a quick AND competent manner, you will have a significant advantage.
In your initial conversation explain your hiring process and intent of each step.
Schedule the next interview immediately at the conclusion of a positive interview.
Always make the ‘next step’ clear to the candidate.
Ask for commitment to your process once they understand it.
Competent people in any arena learn how to be smooth and then how to be fast. Get the elements of your process worked out, practice them, and build a smooth and fast process that kills your competition.
About the author
TJ Kastning is the principal of Ambassador Search Group, a boutique recruiting agency passionate about finding excellent professionals for amazing construction companies.
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