By now, your company has separated those that excel and even managed to speak with a selection of the top candidates who have applied to join your team. You now know each candidate better than before, and you should have a good idea of which people would best fit into your company. Now all you have to do is pick the top three and proceed from here. Read on to learn how to complete the recruiting process and turn the best job candidate into your best new hire.

Step Seven: A Second Interview Puts Everything on the Table

During the first round of interviews, chances are high that only your HR/recruiting manager or your team’s dedicated interviewer spoke with each candidate. For the second round of interviews, you’ll want to select the best candidates – two to three is ideal – and include them in more of a roundtable discussion with one or more of your colleagues. Ideally, pick co-workers who work in the same position or on the same team as the vacant position; your colleagues will have a great sense of whether or not these candidates are up to the task, and they may ask questions that you or your HR/recruiting manager didn’t think to ask the first time.

The Eighth Step: Refer to the References

References can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you want to know what each candidate was like at their previous job, but on the other hand, it is very unlikely a candidate will refer prospective employers to a person who might speak frankly about them. This is where clever questions come in handy. When you work with PROPRIUS, we will handle this