Last week, we discussed tackling the number one concern in recruiting and hiring here, so this week we are taking a deeper dive with screening questions. Which ones should you be asking everyday? Which ones should you avoid?
First, let's focus on the ones to avoid: Are you 18? Do you live in the US? How long have you worked in industry x? Many recruiters use questions like these, which measure duration and not talent. That's not to say you shouldn't ask for information like Are you eligible to work in the US? But when crafting our most important screening questions; this is where our best practices piece on profiling your job comes into play.
Can you articulate in question form the unique things that need to get done on this job? Here are some examples of great profiling questions:
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Brian Vogel of sensibleHR says:
Like its parent HireMojo, RecruiterShare, is changing the landscape of recruiting. I have referred their services repeatedly to sensibleHR's clients and the level of high-touch service along with the speedy delivery of a premier candidate pool has been nothing short of jaw-dropping. Sure the initial mind-boggling low cost may be the initial hook, but it is the service from the stable of recruiters and quality candidates that drive the loyalty and high satisfaction.