While you’re trying to make sure candidates are the right fit for the company, they’re finding out if they’d accept an offer from you. Here are the main things they’re trying to learn:
- Are you reliable? — If the interview process is disorganized, candidates will worry about what it’s like to work in your office.
- Can the manager make a decision? — People don’t want to work for bosses who avoid taking action. Don’t let hesitation about a hiring decision convey that quality.
- Will they get along with everyone? — Interviewers should keep in mind that candidates are considering if they’d enjoy spending eight hours a day with them.
- Are you honest? — Smart candidates can see through sales-type tactics that ignore the less attractive aspects of the job.
- Do you leave them in the dark? — If candidates aren’t told they’re no longer being considered, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to tap into them for a future opening.