5 More Questions to ask a Job Candidate.

To optimise your recruitment process, you should always begin with an applicant tracking system. Once you have shortlisted candidates by using the applicant tracking system, you'll still need to interview them. 

Not all interview questions are created equal, which could explain why we received such a huge response to our recent blog post 6 Interview Questions to ask a Job Candidate. Given the relevance of this topic to our readers, we’ve come up with 5 more interview questions to ask a job candidate!

1. If you got hired, loved everything about this job, and were paid the salary you asked for, what kind of offer from another company would you consider?

“I like to find out how much the candidate is driven by money versus working at a place they love. Can they be bought? You’d be surprised by some of the answers.”
Ilya Pozin, Ciplex founder (published by Huffington Post 04/03/2013)

2. Tell me about the relationships you've had with the people you've worked with. How would you describe the best ones? The worst?

"Each team is different, so this question helps you tease out whether the candidate would be happy, productive, and well liked on your team. Their answer will tell you how they interact with others -- and which kinds of interactions they want to happen. Many candidates are hesitant to bad-mouth their coworkers and bosses, so it will also be interesting for you to hear how they navigate a question about their worst working relationships." 
Lyndsay Kolowich (August 7, 2015 HubSpot Blog)

3. What are the first three things you would do on the job if you were hired for this position?​

"You will gain an understanding of what the applicant deems important, their understanding of the requirements of your job, and how the candidate approaches a new situation." 
Susan M. Heathfield (The Balance, Oct 01 2016-10-24)

4. How do you go about continuing to develop your professional skills and knowledge?

"You want to hire employees who believe in continuous development and improvement. Listen carefully to whether the prospective employee pursues his or her own professional development or whether they depend on their employer to provide the development opportunities." 
Susan M. Heathfield  (The Balance, Oct 01 2016-10-24)

5. What does your ideal company look like?

"Look out for areas where your style of running an office and their preferred work environment overlap, and where they clash. This can be the hardest thing to get right, because while someone may be a great employee on paper, the two of you also need to share a similar philosophy about what makes a place great to work for." 
Briana Morgaine (Bplans)

To find out more about how an Applicant Tracking System can help you reduce staff turnover and streamline the recruitment process, contact us today.