As a hiring manager, how you conduct a job interview and the questions you ask as an interviewer impacts on the success of your recruitment process. Failing to ask the right questions could result in a poor hire which, “at mid-manager level, with a salary of £42,000, can cost a business more than £132,000 due to the accumulation of costs relating to training, lost productivity and more.”

Whether you’re hiring software developers, cyber security analysts or design engineers you need to prepare specific interview questions that are relevant to your industry, company and the role. Having a list of questions to ask as an interviewer can not only give you confidence in the recruitment process, but it also enables you to keep a level of consistency when assessing different candidates.

The best interviews are a conversation rather than an interrogation, you don’t want the questions you ask as an interviewer to impede the flow of the discussion but at the same time, having a selection of interview questions planned can help you refocus if the conversation goes off track.

When there is competition for the best talent you want to keep your recruitment process as concise as possible, with a limited number of interview stages. Consequently, you need to make sure you find out everything you need to know and ask the candidate all the necessary questions as you might not have another opportunity.

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