Based on findings from the HRWins and Greenhouse Workplace Intelligence Report
At Verified First, we found it incredibly difficult to select what we wanted to dig into more as a finding from this report, because we find so much of it highly relevant and fantastically valuable. We chose to focus on a report finding that we’ve heard from our own clients they struggle with.
ACTION: Give HR the tools they need to hire and retain employees.
“We aren’t preparing managers to be good at hiring and retaining their teams,” concludes The Workplace Intelligence Report (pg. 72). In fact, LaRocque’s survey data shows that only 38% of survey respondents in the U.S. received training from their organization on how to interview (pg. 73).
Organizations need to put as much focus and energy into the tactics and flawless execution of the hiring process, as they do the higher-level, strategic hiring initiatives. Allowing employees without the appropriate training to interview candidates is putting your organization at risk—risk to a potential lawsuit for asking discriminatory questions, risk to losing a top quality candidate to your competitor, risk to not meeting your hiring goals.
Now you might think the rest of this blog is about how to conduct an interview—nope, as interviewing depends on the hiring organization, the role and level they’re hiring for, the industry, the culture, and so on. Instead, we’re going to chat about what this report illustrates, that 62% of survey respondents do not receive training on how to interview candidates, and how you can immediately take steps to change that.
Interview training best practices:
Many thanks again to George LaRocque of HRWins and Greenhouse for the Workplace Intelligence Report, to help us all better understand how to serve our audiences better! Download the complete report here.