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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews

By : Stephen Walker
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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews

By: Stephen Walker

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Reaching a consensus with the panel

Despite everything, interviewing is a subjective, judgmental process. It is unlikely that all the interviewers rank the candidates in exactly the same order.

Sometimes, an interviewer will observe or miss something, and their score is markedly different from the rest of the interview panel.

In this section, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Deal with your unresolved intuition issues

  • Identify and resolve ranking differences between the interviewers

  • Decide on a consensus ranking of the candidates

The inexperienced manager needs to be well prepared to present his or her nagging doubts and defend the candidate scores. At the same time, you need to be open-minded and to engage with the rest of the panel's opinions to move toward a consensus. This can be a difficult balance for the inexperienced manager. However, if you make sure that you have thoroughly prepared by thinking through your scores and doubts, then you will impress the rest of the interview panel...