How do I shortlist candidates?

You can make a candidate shortlist by screening candidates using CV search filtering options and then interview questions in a first stage telephone interview. Shortlisting your candidates will help to cut your time to hire in half and is an essential part of the interview process.

What are some CV screening tips?

CV screening tips include using CV search filtering initially, then methods such as psychometric testing, interview questions with scoring, and sample projects that can form part of your screening process. Look beyond the job title alone when screening candidates to get a better result and be conscious of any bias.

How many candidates are usually shortlisted for an interview?

The number of candidates shortlisted for an interview can depend on the job role and industry. Typically, look at screening candidates over the phone (seven to ten) before choosing three to five for face-to-face interviews. Be sure to have a rigid interview process in place and ask your candidates the same interview questions for comparable answers.

What are common recruitment screening questions?

Common recruitment screening questions to shortlist candidates can include – Why did you apply for this job? What do you know about our company/business? What do you hope to gain from this job? Your interview questions should be the same for each candidate so you can get comparable information to help you create your shortlist and cut your time to hire in half.