This guide covers how to:

  • prepare for the interview
  • conduct the interview
  • other assessment techniques
  • reference checking
  • rate an applicant overall
  • make the choice.

Line managers have the responsibility to get the interview and selection process right and to positively represent the organisation as an employer of choice.

A well-managed interview and selection process means that the best person for the role and for the organisation is likely to be selected.

The interview is the most commonly used selection technique and, if used appropriately, is one of the most powerful predictors of work performance of potential employees.

Mastering the Art of Interviewing and Selection: A Manager’s Guide to Getting the Interview and Selection Process Right