Designate who will be conducting interviews
Conduct interviews with more than one person but in most cases, it is best to establish limits about how many interviewers are involved. Varied opinions are important, but too many participants can lead to gridlock. Some organizations favor a team or collaborative approach to interviewing. In these instances, typical participants would include the HR manager or recruiter, the candidate’s potential supervisor, and two or three other people who are well versed in the job requirements.
• Designate clear roles for participants. A common scenario is two interviewers. One being the primary interviewer and one being the note taker. In larger groups, each member might be assigned a different goal during the interviewing process. For example, one might focus on skills and expertise, another might focus on probing for cultural fit.
• No matter how many interviewers you decide upon, be sure to use the same interviewing team for all candidates for the same position.