A job interview is a conversation between a job applicant and a representative or representatives of an employer that is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be hired. This is often carried out within a standard framework, and may include testing and/or presentations.
Interviews are arguably the most subjective part of any selection system. As humans, we have to fight the tendency to judge people according to whether we simply like them or not, as opposed to making sure that the candidates are being graded on job-relevant characteristics.
A model form to score candidates against the criteria set out in the person specification.
A model checklist including preparing a job description and person specification, advertising the vacancy, carrying out an interview process and making an offer of employment.
Sending an interview invitation letter/email to candidates is important, and it needs to be optimised to increase response rate.
It is vital to maintain interview records should a decision be challenged by a candidate, so having this completed is important.
Use this letter to inform candidates after interviews that they didn't pass to the next round, with free text to describe the reason(s) for that decision.
Use this letter to inform candidates that they have not been selected for interview, with text to describe the reason(s) for that decision.