The Recruitment Process

The Recruitment Process

The Recruitment Process

The Recruitment Process
People- you can’t live with them, nor can you run a business without them! Quality is what matters in the end and a well organised business is a package deal that will ensure success.

The recruitment process is a very important aspect of this business and the way that you go about finding the right candidate is very important indeed.

Let’s look at the recruitment process in a little more detail –


Although this might sound like a lot of detail, the process is actually very simple in reality –

1. What is the objective?

The objective is the end result goal of the employer. The recruiters job is to find the best person with the right skill set to a specific job in the organisation.

2. What requirements do you have?

This is your shortlist of candidates based on your requirements. The recruitment process will only select candidates that meet the requirements

3. Who do you interview?

This is an important question as it determines which candidate you interview. In some cases, the recruitment agency will interview the candidates themselves; in other cases the candidates will interview for you.

4. What is your selection process?

The selection process is often referred to as ‘candidate centric’. The recruiters role is to gather information about the candidates and build up a list of potential candidates.

5. Who will decide who the final candidate is?

The employers usually decide on the final candidates after the interviews. In some cases, the recruitment agencies are involved from the beginning – placing the initial call to the candidate and seeking out possible candidates. This can be a very fast and effective process!

6. Once you have chosen a potential candidate, do a telephonic interview.

Telephonic interviews are often cheaper than a face to face interview and the fact that you can do it over the phone means that you can field theQuestions you might face:

Before you start conducting the interview, you need to consider some of the questions that might be asked of you:

I have listed some typical questions that you might be asked during a telephonic interview:

1. Describe your ideal candidate for this position in one or two lines. Why would you feel that person would be better than the other candidates?

2. How did you come across when you were hiring someone?

3. What is a ‘rare skill set’? A skill that you have just excelled in and know that you cant find again?

4. What is a ‘well rounded’ person? A person with all the skills and no one skill.

5. Why should we hire you? You should have a particular role that you want to do; prove that you can do that and you can do it well. If you have some good experience and a few years of experience you should be able to answer most of the questions.

I have asked these questions to people who are asking if they should be looking for a job or someone to give them an opinion on what they should be doing in their career. Many of my candidates have been very surprised that the questions are different to those they have just gone through.

I would always recommend that you ask the questions yourself, looking at the position you are applying for and where you fit into the company and hence, the role they are looking for. You can always find someone in the company to ask questions to though, so ask away!!! And remember that being a telephonist is not for everyone. Some of my calls are for the small to medium sized business owner or perhaps the reseller that doesn’t supply the big company but give it to you.

It’s not easy to get a telephonic interview especially when you are calling to schedule one. I’d always recommend having a numbering system already in place. This means that you can easily call on a service provider to arrange a call. One number you can always use is your land line.

If you give the telephonic interview a try I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s probably the best thing that you could do.

Don’t let the lack of real contact between you and the employer put you off. Make sure that you treat it seriously, ask the right questions and cope accordingly. If you’re good at what you do and manage to convey that effectively, you’ll be on your way tolanding a job that you’ll really enjoy.