Edmonton Business Coach | Group Interviews
One of the life hacks that we have as the Edmonton business coach, is using the group interview process to improve our human resources efficiency. If you are not doing a group interview process you are likely spending an enormous amount of time interviewing people for any positions in your company.
A statistic from glassdoor says that the interview process takes an average of 22.9 days. That is almost an entire working month to find one person. This is highly inefficient and there are much better ways to get more candidates in your doors than the traditional way of hiring.
As an Edmonton business coach we have been doing the group interview process since we started. Most important number that any new entrepreneur needs to understand is 168. This is the amount of hours we have in a week to get everything done.
So having a handle on your time will make sure that you do the important things like taking care of your customers. When you’re doing one-on-one interviews larger competitors will always beat you in finding the best talent.
The reason they do this is because they have big HR teams and they have a lot of people in place to take care of customers, and do the accounting, and other things that make the business function.
If you want to see 100 people per year in order to get those choice a players on your team, then you have to adopt the group interview hiring process.
Now when you are starting your group interview process you need to be diligent in ensuring that you have a solid start time. By having a policy where you lock the doors when the group interview time is starting then you will weed out people who can show up on time for an interview.
The likelihood that they will also show up late for work is very high if they cannot show to an interview on time.
If you are the type of person who is very flexible when you’re arranging an interview time is false advertising. If you are flexible when scheduling an interview a somebody yet inflexible when you are wanting them to show up for work then you have started your relationship off on false precedent.
When you work with an Edmonton business coach we will help you develop your hiring system so that you can find all the right people.
One great thing that we do when our interview process is review the ad before we get started with anything. We do this so that people know the job that they are applying for at inspired method. During the job hunt process people see a lot of job offers on indeed.
So we want to just make sure that they know the job there applying for and why they’re here. The next thing we go over is the problem, vision, mission, and values. We want to make sure that people understand what our company is all about, and see if they can align themselves with our values.
Edmonton business coach | why your values are important
Inspired method marketing and coaching instructs all of our Edmonton business coach clients to have a strong set of values. Making sure that you have a set of values that your company lives by is very important.
You have to make sure that your values are polarizing values. You cannot be middle-of-the-road generic in your company values. We want to make sure that we have people who are all in, or all out not in between.
Now once you are into the interview process, we have everyone in the room ask questions about the position that they applied for. The reason we have people answer these questions in a public setting is that we know if one person has a question, there are more people with the same question.
And if we are answering questions for people that gives him a better understanding of the position, then we know we have explained everything and as your Edmonton business coach that is a great way to ensure that you’ve got the right people on your team.
Now it’s very inefficient if you are meeting one-on-one with people and asking them interview questions. You can spend an enormous amount of time just asking people the exact same question, or having them ask you the exact same question.
More than likely there are only a set of 10 or so questions that you will be asked in every group interview. This means you can be prepared before hand as to what the job is, and have a planned response for each of those questions. This will save you time which once spent, you can’t get back again.
And there’s always one question that we ask our Edmonton business coach interviewees. That question is why do you want to work here?
Were not asking people why they want a job, we are asking people why they want to work with us.
By taking the time to ask you why the one work with us we can find out right away what their true motivations are. In a lot of cases people are there to build a resume, or because they just need a job.
Likeness always be looking out for people who have similar values and want to accomplish the same mission as you. This way you have a better chance of finding the right candidates who will be with you long-term.
Once we have a candidate that we are interested in, we will call them within 15 minutes to schedule a job shadow day. In this job shadow we can get a good feel for the personality of the person that we brought in, and we can do a simple skills test to see if it’s going to work out for them and if they actually enjoy the job.
If you’re looking to get started improving your human resources and hiring activities, schedule a free consultation with inspired method marketing and coaching. Just visit our website inspiredmethod.com and fill out the contact form