How to Conduct A Successful Working InterviewJudah Hirsch
Have you ever conducted a working interview in your company? Is it your first time to come across this term? This article will further explore the benefits of facilitating a working interview in the workplace.
Jackie just posted – and had word spread through mouth – that she is going to hire an office staff for her news agency. Someone told her that Rose was a good pick. She reached out to Rose and interviewed her. cheap ffxiv gil After the interview, she seemed to be a good fit. UGG Maylin As a result, she signed the contract and got hired the next day.
But the story doesn’t end there. Three months after, Rose told co-workers that she was unhappy with her job. She didn’t feel like she was learning from her job. nike dynamo One day, her immediate supervisor gave Jackie the word that Rose wanted to cut her contract short.
The Value of a Working Interview
Rose is just one example of many employees who leave the workplace just within six months of stay in their first job. Kanken Mini This is because there’s a gap between the applicant’s job expecations and the actual work required. Kånken Rucksack asics pas cher For this reason, companies lose about 30 to 50% of the newbie’s annual salary just to replace those who resigned early.
Conducting a working interview can avoid these pitfalls.
What is a Working Interview?
A working interview is the process of trying out a candidate before immediately hiring him as a regular employee.
Given at most a day, a candidate will prove if he is worth being hired or not through his actions. This will test many of his skills at once, in an actual work setting. fjällräven kanken The employer will be able to tell whether or not he’s a team player, a fast learner, and a problem solver.
He will be paid without benefits in this regard. ugg boots pas cher (The candidate is still not entitled to benefits as they are called probationary employees). After this, he may get hired as a regular employee based on the result of his working interview.
How to Conduct a Working Interview
- Take note of your company’s workload.
Is the team working at a moderate pace? Can they tackle their current workload? Then, you can schedule your work interview. This way, you can increase the candidate’s workload as well as the pace as the hours pass by.
- Let the candidate explore the job’s functions.
Is he curious about what the job requires him to do? Does he know his tasks, responsibilities, and workload if accepted? Allow for the candidate to explore his potential role. This way, you can gauge his abilities in relation to the job, and the candidate can do the same.
- Assign an immediate supervisor to mentor your candidate.
By doing so, he will be able to feel more “relaxed” and it will pave the way for him to showcase his abilities sooner. Furthermore, this is a win-win situation. The candidate will be able to show his best – or worst – self in front of the supervisor. Officiel Christian Louboutin On your part, you’ll get quick feedback from the supervisor about the candidate’s performance.
- Guide the supervisor in his mentorship role.
The supervisor must be patient enough with the candidate since the latter might be asking a lot of questions about the company. Fjallraven Kanken Sales The candidate might be exploring the company’s mission and vision. chaussures ugg femme He might ask about the company’s history and the story of its founders. adidas stan smith He might also ask a lot of mundane questions like morning routines and break times.
Before you forget, make sure that the supervisor is actually overseeing the work of the candidate. Kanken No 2 The candidate should not jump into tasks without notifying his immediate supervisor.
- Follow up on the candidate.
It is recommended to seek the feedback of the applicant’s immediate superior before making a final assessement. What does he say about the candidate’s performance? Will he fit in and adapt to the culture of the company? The supervisor should be able to give some relevant inputs that will help you decide on the candidate’s application.
Working interviews involve some legalities. Take note that the company expects the candidate to do tasks as a regular employee would do. adidas stan smith pas cher He is then classified as an “employee”. This means you will have to pay the candidate for services rendered in this regard.
Also, he or she cannot be a “volunteer” even if he has waived his rights to a salary. Nor can he be an “on-the-job trainee” since the person is not an official employee yet. Make sure to clear these things up with your legal consultant before starting a working interview.
Jackie Hires Anew
So, how did Jackie solve her problem? She once again spread word that she was hiring an office assistant for the news agency. chaussure timberland pas cher This time, she sought the help of her company’s trusted employees. One of them referred Jane.
Jackie has now learned her lesson. She first put Jane through a working interview as a probationary employee. She then assigned one of her editors to become Jane’s immediate supervisor. After careful deliberation, Jane has been offered a job at the company.
Have you tried a working interview at your office before? Let us know in the comments below.