To ensure your business is as effective as possible you need the right employees in place.
You will need to define what skills and experience you require. Writing a Role Profile gives focus for selecting candidates for interview and for selecting the right candidate for the role. It also helps provide a clear framework so you do not discriminate through the process.
How will you ensure you select the right candidate? Interviews are amongst the least reliable method as well as the least fair method of predicting future job performance; however a skilled interviewer using the right technique can add value to the process. There are other selection methods that should be considered alongside the interview.
Remember that the selection process is two way and the candidate is also assessing the company and whether they want to work for you. This is your chance to engage the candidate in your business, set expectations and to improve on the reputation of your business.