Interviewing to win the candidate

Interviewing is a critical stage of the recruitment process in a competitive labour market. Take a moment to think about the interviewing process in your business:  

  • Are there opportunities to help candidates relate to company culture, employer values and the role they have applied for?
  • Can you refine your interviewing and selection processes for candidates without the desirable levels of experience, but with the right attitude/aptitude? 
  • How is your job offer helping a candidate distinguish between the benefits of a role with you above that of other businesses job offers?  

This section provides insights and templates that will support your business to screen, interview and assess candidates in an effective and legally compliant way. 

Video Resources

Resources

Download the supporting slides to the video ‘Interviewing to win the candidate’ [PDF 3mb]

Learn how to maximise your interviewing process to select the best talent for your business

Download this checklist for organising an interview in the most effective way possible [PDF 66kb]

Use this checklist to ensure you have all aspects covered when organising an interview

Download this advice guide on notetaking in recruitment [PDF 165kb]

Learn how to implement effective notetaking in recruitment

Download this guide on how to screen and score candidates who have applied for a role [PDF 129kb]

Learn how to screen and score candidates during the application process

Download this template for inviting candidates to a phone screening [DOCX 86kb]

Save time with this practical template when inviting candidates to be screened over the phone

Download this template for inviting candidates to an interview [DOCX 87kb]

Use this template to save time and invite candidates to an interview

Download this guidance note to see examples of questions to ask candidates during interview [PDF 135kb]

Use this template to prepare interview questions effectively

Download this template for assessing candidates during interviews [DOCX 91kb]

Use this practical template to effectively assess interview candidates

Download this guidance note for scoring at interviews [PDF 142kb]

Gain a balanced perspective of a candidate’s skills, attributes and attitude with this guidance note

Download this template for telephone reference check [DOCX 127kb]

Use this practical template telephone reference check to reach out to a candidate's referees

Download this checklist for developing a letter of offer to successful candidates [PDF 88kb]

Use this handy checklist to ensure you have all aspects covered when issuing the letter of offer

Download this template to prepare a job offer letter [DOCX 89kb]

Save time with this practical template when issuing a job offer letter

Download this template letter of regret for unsuccessful candidates [DOCX 83kb]

Save time with this practical template when issuing any letters of regret to unsuccessful candidates

Download this template to prepare a contract for a new staff member [DOCX 92kb]

Use this template to ensure that your contracts clearly outline key information needed by your employees