Interviewer Skills Training: Interviewer Skills Tip #1

Is a Interviewer Skills training workshop for all of the people who interview potential employees expensive? (2014 :£1,500 for up to 9 people).

A number of our clients do not think so

A recent client called the Rainmaker team in to run an Interviewer Skills Training workshop for them to prevent an occurrence of  an Out of Court Settlement that cost them £10k!!

A candidate ( who they later found out seems to make a living out of this) accused them of running a selection process that was discriminatory.

Unfortunately for them their documentation was so poor that they realized that should the case go to court they had no documentation to prove is was fair and Non-discriminatory.

Their lawyers advised them to settle.

How’s your  processes and your documentation concerning your Interviewing and Selection of potential employees?

Could this happen to you?

Do you have experiences of this?  Let us know.

Interviewer Skills Training: Interviewer Skills Tip # 2

Is an Interviewer Skills Training Workshop for all the people in your organization who interview potential employees great value for money?

One recent Rainmaker client definitely thinks so!

During our recent workshop during a particularly interactive session these facts emerged.

This particular client had spent £250K on recruitment consultants fees over the previous 12 months.

They also insisted that they conducted their own in-house interviews.

33% of new hires left after 12 months of working there.  You could conclude that £80k of that £250k was completely wasted ?

The reasons that the candidates / employees gave for leaving were that

1. They didn’t seem to fit in with the way we do things here

2. Job and company did not fit expectations

3. Some actually didn’t have the skills that they said they had at the interview!

We were able to show them how to probe and ask capability based questions that really uncovered whether candidates actually had the skills.
We also gave them values based questions that made the fit of person and company match clear.

Not bad for an Interviewer Skills Training Workshop for £1,500 for 9 interviewers in 2014.

What are the same numbers for your use of consultants and 12 month attrition rates .

Could you save a lot by spending a  little?

Let us know…

Interviewer Skills Training: Interviewer Skills tip # 3

Could a workshop to train all of the people who interview candidates for you save you work as well as improve your results?

One recent client of ours thinks so.

During a recent Interviewer Skills Training Workshop  it came to light that they were paying between 10 to 15% (of first years salary) to recruitment consultants.

They also revealed that they did their own CV screening.

We were able to show them how to conduct objective , fair and consistent approaches to screening.

We also showed them how to fully brief recruitment agents and how to very simply measure their performance.

They said that alone would save them an enormous amount of work , time and money.

Do you measure the value for money you get from recruitment agents?

Or are they just passing you a pile of CVs and getting you to do the real work? Oh and still getting their fee for doing that?

Would an Interviewer Skills Workshop help you get better value for money ?