How Do You Narrow Down Your Options?
You’ve got a great list of names of potential rockstars. They look awesome on paper, but are they really right? Are they even interested in learning more about your opportunity? Qualifying candidates takes up tons of time. Catch them when they’re free to talk & give them enough information to whet their appetite, but leave them wanting more.
You need your new employee to hit the ground running. So you have to ensure they really have the skills. Lots of different skills and aptitude tests can be tailored & administered to benchmark & assess shortlisted candidates.
You can see qualifications, past experience & other skills on a CV. But you still don’t know anything about candidates as people. Whether conducted via phone or video, the initial interview helps reveal the candidate’s goals and motivations, their communication style, & whether they've even thought about your specific role.