HIRING AND INTERVIEW ADVICE
There is a fine line between finding a qualified candidate and finding the right one. Our search process ensures that each candidate sent forward will meet your initial requirements, but no one knows your specific needs better than you. For this reason, your role in the selection process is paramount and requires a thought-out job description and detailed interview questions. It’s easier to arrive at your destination if you know where you want to go, so establish a clear set of expectations for the position before meeting with the candidate. Hire Society is available to assist on a case-by-case basis, but general areas you may want to touch upon when meeting a candidate include:
Personal and Professional History
- Educational training
- Professional strengths and weakness
- Personal endeavors that may contribute to the position
- Find out the who/what/where/when/how of their last role
- Determine both the immediate and long-term professional and personal goals of the
- candidate you are interviewing
Specific Job Requirements and Responsibilities
- Are there children involved?
- Are there pets involved?
- Does the candidate need a driver’s license and/or car?
- Is the position live-in or live-out?
- Will the candidate be asked to fill in for any other member of the staff?
Compensation and Criteria
- Hours required of the position
- Flexibility required on the part of the candidate
- Gross annual salary
- Overtime policies
- Benefits and vacation
- Tax withholding policies
Typically, you will be able to tell within the first three minutes of meeting a candidate if they are someone you will feel comfortable having in your home or office.
Regardless of previous work history, references, and other tangible factors, often times you will just know when it’s right.