conducting interviews

Bonfire Buzz: Tips for Conducting Efficient Interviews

One of the most important things a small business owner can do when hiring a new employee is to conduct a thorough and effective hiring process. Key in creating a productive hiring process is conducting an interview that is both telling and efficient.  A small business owner knows that a new employee, if chosen well, can be a valued asset to the team or a hindrance to growth and productivity if chosen carelessly.  Following a few of the interview tips and advice from the resources we’ve gathered will go a long way to equipping you to make the right decision for your family.


Preparation is so important when it comes to job interviews and not just for the prospective employee.  Business owners need to have their interview questions prepared and conduct any background checks before the interview.  Time is valuable to both of you and you’ll both benefit from a thought out and well-planned interview process.

Ask the Right Questions

In order for you to learn what you need to know about the person you’re interviewing, you’ll need to ask the right questions.  The questions you ask will need to identify the prospective employee’s skills, weaknesses, and personality. Learn the six best interview questions to help you learn all you need to know about this prospective clients.

Take Notes

There are always things that we forget no matter how hard we try to remember, so it’s important to keep a pencil and pad with you at all times during an interview and take extensive notes concerning the prospective employee’s references, demeanor and any other things you want to remember about the prospect.

Follow Up

Take the time to follow up with the people who have interviewed with you, whether you plan to hire them or not.  Everyone wants to know one way or another and no one wants to be left in a holding pattern.

What tips do you have for conducting an interview?

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