If you want to get the best from your applicants, you can help yourself by building up trust and encouraging openness.
Here’s six tips for better interviews:
- Arrange the room layout
Sit at adjacent sides to a table; avoid direct across-the-desk positions, alternatively dispense with a table altogether.
- Maintain intermittent eye contact
- Look positive and interested
- Show concern, surprise, amusement
reflect emotional responses, facial expression and tone of voice.
- Sit forward at times, work at the desk with the candidate when appropriate
use space and body posture.
- Leave silence
when the candidate needs to reflect over issues.