As part of our Drug Discovery and Development Careers spotlight, we are releasing a series of employer aimed articles which aim to help you improve your ability to recruit and retain quality staff. Our latest advice article discusses how employers can improve their interview technique. We have chosen this subject as we as a recruitment organisation often get asked for interview advice by our clients and the findings of our research really indicates that recruiting new staff is quite a hard task since the pharmaceutical industry is currently facing a considerable skills gap.
Jim Gleeson, the Clinical Manager of CK Clinical has written this article based on his own experience and our industry research. Here is a snapshot of the article here:
It is not only the candidate that should prepare for the interview. The more preparation you do for the interview, the easier it will be for both you and the candidate to get the information that you need to make your decision.
Before the interview
Follow these simple steps to help you prepare:
- Plan the interview climate. Think about things like the layout of the room, how will you develop a rapport etc. A stress-free interview in comfortable surroundings has been shown to facilitate a better flow of information. Make sure that you have plenty of time and the interview is not rushed, book the room in advance if you need to and make sure there are no interruptions.