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One interview might not be enough to know if an employee is right for your company. However, if you’re forcing job candidates to submit to four or five separate interviews, the odds are good there’s something wrong with your hiring process, not your candidates. Not only are you wasting HR resources on unnecessary evaluations, but you’re also frustrating job candidates and showing them your business has trouble making decisions.  


At Accurate Personnel, we’re passionate about helping companies make successful hiring choices now and for years to come. Keep reading to find out how many rounds of interviews are necessary for finding your dream employee. 


Setting Your Interview Schedule


Wondering how many interviews to schedule before making a hiring decision? While companies often feel more interviews equal a higher success rate, the truth is you can generally tell whether a candidate is a good fit after three interviews. Here is the ideal breakdown for interviewing a worker in a way that’s both effective and expedient: 


First Interview

Initial phone interviews are great for screening candidates in order to see if they’re good potential fits for the company. Hiring managers can use this opportunity to inquire about past positions, experience and skills, as well as to get a feel for the candidate’s personality. If you’d rather see the worker face to face, consider using a video tool like Skype or FaceTime rather than just speaking over the phone. 


Second Interview

If a candidate sailed through the screening interview, it’s time to meet them face to face. Use this opportunity to introduce the employee to the hiring manager as well as other key workers, including the person who will be their direct manager. For best results, keep this meeting short and sweet – no more than an hour. 


Third Interview

If both the hiring manager and direct supervisor are on board, it’s time for the employee to meet the company owners or executives. However, don’t feel like you need to have a third interview in every case. If the owner is on board and you’re confident in your choice, feel free to extend an employment offer after interview number two. 


Trust Accurate Personnel with The Hiring Process

Unlike other staffing companies, Accurate Personnel never pushes employers to accept one-size-fits-all hiring solutions. Whether you need direct hire or temporary teammates, we can meet your needs. For more information about our services, call today or contact our team online. 



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