Hiring

Create a Consistent Interview Process That Includes a Test Drive

Entrepreneur Staff
News Director
5 min read

Wouldn't it be great to test drive a job candidate to see how they'd perform with your team?

Not many people are in the position, or willing really, to take a job on a temporary basis. Therefore, it's vital to have an interviewing process that goes beyond asking candidates about their resumes or posing brain teasers to them.

"The most important part of the hiring process is not what candidates say, but what they do," says Chloé Tashjian Soares, founder and president of Tash + Co, a leadership search and consulting agency. "And it's hard to screen for that if all you're doing is sitting in front of them one on one and bombarding them with questions."

On the other side of the spectrum, Soares says it's a generally bad idea to offer a job to a candidate you meet with once, even if he or she impressed during the interview. You need to establish a consistent process, which includes a specific number of interviews. Soares recommends bringing candidates in for a day to work on an on-site project, so both your team and the candidate experience working together.

"It's got to be a two-way street. You're screening them, they're screening you," Soares says. "Does everyone feel great about it? As opposed to asking them if they work a certain way, just see if they do."

To hear more best practices from Soares on the hiring process, watch the video above.

Related: Growing a Company Takes the Confidence to Know Your Limits

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