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The right recruitment process is the one which renews itself continuously and it is in accordance with each industry requirementes, with the specific of each generation and with technology. According to Smartree’s information, one of the Romania leaders on the market of outsourcing HR processes, companies have become more open regarding this subject but some of them are still using old methods during the hiring interview.
The interview is probably the most important stage of the recruitment process because recruiters must identify the right man at the right place. In order to make the right choice it is required an effective dialogue in which recruiters should not ask questions which can put the candidate in a position to be inventive without a real reason.
In the context of globalization when new types of jobs came out, particularly in digital, IT and social media area, it is necessary that experts in human resources update their recruitment methods in real time. They should keep up with technological evolution, but also with reality labor market, which is becoming more effervescent.
It became natural to change our work place often, change our city of residence and work in an organization whose values resonate with us. We are willing to specialize in new areas, depending on market requirements. Now the focus should be on acquiring skills that prepare us for the jobs of the future and to develop our capacity to adapt to new.
When recruiters prepare their strategy regarding the interview, they should consider all these things. However, during the interview, candidates still face with questions that do not belong to current times.
One of the outdated questions that is still used in certain interviews is ”Where do you see yourself in 5 years? “.
“In the current conditions of the market economy it is difficult to consider our evolution from a professional perspective. I believe that this question should be adapted for each candidate separately, depending on experience, profile and his studies. Instead, we can ask the question ‘How would you like to develop yourself professionally?’ Or ‘Which are the next steps in your career? “, explains Raluca Penes, HR Coordinator Smartree.
Another quite outdated question, but yet frequently used, is “Which are your strengths and which are your weaknesses?“. It is a rigid question, separated from any context, which helps neither the candidate nor the recruiter.
“To obtain more realistic and accurate information about the capabilities and skills of the candidate, recruiters should reffer to personal or professional projects in which he has been involved in the past. We can ask what was his contribution in the development and implementation of these projects “, exemplifies Raluca Penes.
Also, the question “What would you change about yourself?” should no longer be asked in a job interview. The previous question is somehow related to weaknesses. Instead, we can ask the candidate about his future development plans, from a professionally and personally point of view.
“These questions can be found on specialized sites, along with suggestions for answers. Therefore, the candidates learn standard answers without believing in them. These questions are no longer relevant in recruitment processes, they must be adapted by HR specialists depending on each candidate separately“, says the specialist Smartree.
What hides behind the question “What hobbies do you have?”
There is a question about which you would think it is outdated, seeming, at a first sight, less pertinent – “What hobbies do you have?” – But the motivation of asking it is relevant. Always questions referring to hobbies hide behind the answers useful information to the recruiter.
“For example, a person who has the hobby to go often in exotic vacations will always seek for better paying jobs to sustain her hobby. If we practice team sports, surely we can adapt to a team whose members collaborate directly. If we prefer individual sports, we tend towards jobs which do not involve networking with colleagues, “adds Raluca Penes.
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