Do you have an effective recruitment process? What techniques do you use in your interviews? There are many ways you can assess a candidate’s capability. At a time where many candidates are hesitant about changing companies, it’s essential that you use the time with them effectively and create a better outcome for all.

1. Focus on the foreseeable future and the challenge this presents. The candidate can see where the business wants/needs to go and the dialogue will be more in depth.

2. In line with point one, evaluate the skills and characteristics the new hire will need to demonstrate in order to be effective; be really clear on what can be learned and what you won’t compromise on.

3. Look at ways in which you can replicate real life situations as part of the selection process. Determine tasks, projects, discussion points or exercises which allow the candidate to see how it really works.

4. Be clear on how you’ll evaluate success.