Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Interview Potential Employees

A new guest blog authored by the Roni Deutch Tax Center team explaining how to interview potential employees has been posted on You can find a few of the tips below, or click here for the full list.

1. Prepare

Schedule the interview for at least a couple days after you have decided to review the applicant. Take the time to prepare the questions you want to ask, and make sure you ask questions related to the specific position you are hiring for.

2. Phone Interview

If you are hiring for a specific position then you may want to have a phone interview before an in-person interview. This will help you make sure the applicants are qualified, and get a good sense of their personality. If you decide during the phone call that you like the applicant, setup a time for them to have an in-person interview.

3. Stick to the Rules

Before holding any interviews, make sure that you have reviewed all of your state laws on which questions you are not allowed to ask during an interview—having someone experienced with Human Resources give you the run down is optimal. Different states have different restrictions in addition to federally protected rights that you may not know about.

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