Conduct interviews and make hiring decisions

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Conduct interviews and make hiring decisions

HR-RS-302E-0

SYNOPSIS

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct interviews. It covers planning and conducting the interview as well as making a hiring decision. 
 
1. Plan for an interview 
2. Conduct an interview 
3. Make a hiring decision

LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Plan for an interview

  • Prepare selection criteria and materials to be used at interview
  • Evaluate applications to short list candidates
  • Prepare selection methods and material to ensure a fair and consistent approach is adopted for all candidates

2. Conduct an interview

  • Communicate relevant information of the job to the job applicant and clarify any queries they may have about the position, organisation or interview process
  • Apply the appropriate interviewing techniques to gather information to support the review of the applicants suitability
  • Control the interview process so that the interview agenda may be completed on time

3. Make a hiring decision

  • Evaluate data gathered at interview to select the preferred candidate
  • Conduct reference/document checks on candidates to verify/authenticate information communicated by candidates
  • Confirm with hiring manager on selection of candidate
  • Prepare package to provide offer to preferred candidates
  • Inform candidates of selection panel’s decision to close off the recruitment and selection process

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