With unemployment at a 10 year low, now is the time to interview even those applicants you don’t think you’d hire. Here’s why:
- No matter the impression you got from the phone screen or their past work experience, they might surprise you and be better than you think.
- It is a way to get leads on additional potential applicants. Just say: “We need to talk to people you’ve worked with as well as those you’ve worked for.” Then get the names and numbers of three people they have worked with.
- It’s a great way to practice and refine your interviewing skills.
P.S. DON’T FORGET: Hire Tough; Manage Easy!