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Evaluate how well the candidate matches up to the skills and behaviours demonstrated by the best people in your team. At this point you will not be making a hiring decision but simply considering whether you wish to progress this candidate to the next stage.
At second interview you can move straight into competency-based questions. You are likely to wish to uncover more evidence of already explored behaviours and some new ones as well. It may be that you want to use a psychometric / reasoning testing or use a work-based task (copy test, presentation etc) to gain additional information as to their suitability.
At the end of this stage you may have reduced your shortlist to two candidates or you may have made a hiring decision. The final stage may involve a further meeting or presentation with a senior person from within the organisation and may often be a ‘rubber stamp’ exercise. Avoid having your whole team meet and feed back on someone – you will rarely please everyone!
We hope that these tips have been useful. If you need some more advice, give us a shout on 0207 836 4041 or contact us here – we recruit all day, every day and we’d love to match you up with your next star candidate.