The in-person interview is a common step in the hiring process. In fact for many recruiting leaders, it is the only job candidate evaluation conducted for frontline employee hiring. But how effective are interviews? In this blog series pulled from our eBook - Using an Interview to Select Frontline Job Candidates, we discuss types of interviews, delivery methods, and effectiveness.
Types of Interviews
The interview can take multiple forms. Before we discuss the interview's effectiveness, we should briefly understand the types of interviews being used by recruiting leaders today. The interview is a selection process designed to predict future job performance on the basis of applicants’ oral responses to oral questions (McDaniel, Whetzel, Schmidt, & Maurer, 1994).
How does your interview compare to these types of interviews? Unstructured, structured behavioral, or somewhere in the middle?