Interview & Appointment


Your goal is to hire the right people for the right job at the right time… this means your interview needs to be the best it possibly can be.

Recruiting the right people is critical to your business success. Conducting an effective interview will allow you to determine if an applicant has the right skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the job successfully and whether their attitude, motivations and values fit your culture and will see them thrive within the company. Elements of a successful interview comprise:

  prepare (truly understand what you need; thoroughly examine applications; explain process to interviewee

  develop appropriate questions (listen to answers; ask follow up questions)

  explain the process and provide closure.



Prior to offering a job to any candidate, conduct referee checks with at least two referees… one should be a supervisor manager and one a co-worker. Check out their LinkedIn profile or Facebook.

In order to avoid confusion over the terms of an offer of employment, verbal offers are not to be made. The successful applicant may be informed that he / she is the preferred candidate and that, subject to referee checks, an Offer of Employment (employment agreement) will be provided.

Offers of employment are made after final approval. All other applicants should be notified immediately after the selected candidate accepts the offer of employment.

Make an enthusiastic offer.

You should be excited when you find the best candidate. So let your excitement show. Show your enthusiasm. Don't be coy; don't play the, "I better not seem too excited or she might expect a higher salary," game.

In a great employer-employee relationship, there is no upper hand. The right candidate is just as excited to come on board as you are to welcome them. Don’t pretend you’re doing the best candidate a favour by hiring him/her; see it as he/she is doing you a favour by joining your company.

You want to be as sure as possible the interview and appointment process will source the best-fit employee for your business. Contact Akyra for an obligation free conversation when you are recruiting…

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