News and Updates from FWA
Most candidates are faced with anxiety and nerves before and during an interview, wondering if they are saying the right things, reacting quickly enough to the interviewer’s questions, if the gleam of sweat lying on their brow and sticky hands have been noticed, and are coming across like a worthy employee. With all this and more going on in a candidates head whilst answering tricky questions, it is likely they feel they are being interrogated which will result in an unsuccessful interview on both parts.
No organisation wants an interview to end with both participants feeling that it didn’t go well. The candidate could leave with a bad impression of the firm or company, it could seem like an unorganised, unfriendly place to work.
Interviewers can help put candidates at ease during an interview easily by making it their mission to bring a shy candidate out of their shell. It only takes a few simple adjustments to their technique and some genuine interest and sincerity in what the candidate is saying. You need to get the best out of the Interviewer to get the best of the candidate.
Remember that a new employee’s first day isn’t their first official day; their first day is the day they first engage with you in the hiring process, that’s when their experience with you starts. Make it a good one.
This time of year is always a time of reflection, of the past year, of what you want to achieve in the coming year.
Whilst recruitment of the right people is essential – much can be done with further education, training and staff evaluation to improve skills and add value to the service offered.
As most lawyers are high achievers there is a tendency to over commit, resulting in work overload and dissatisfied clients.