The iImportance of Face to Face Interviews
Professor Henrique Barreto
July 11, 2014
The face-to-face interview with a prospective candidate is the most important component of the employment hiring process. This process helps the hiring company hiring explore, clarify, and confirm that a potential candidates is right for the job. In 1884, an English newspaper reported, “Interviewing is an instance of the division of labor. The interviewee supplies the matter, the interviewer the form” (cited in Edenborough, 1999, p. 16).
Interviewing has evolved as a way to get more information about an applicant than the basic information revealed on the job application. It “is the most readily available way of taking account, not merely of the facts of the candidate’s career, but of those attitudes, interests that may be supremely important for his subsequent success in the work for which he is being considered” (Anstey & Mercer, 1956, p. 7).
Face to Face interviews haves a direct impact on the candidate’s impression of the company (and ultimately, their decision to except andaccept an offer.) Top people are looking for growth, challenge, and learning opportunities, not another job. It is very important that the candidate has a good impression ofn the company, just as the company wants the candidate to give them a good impression. Candidates with unique skills are hard to find and are sought after by many companies, the face to face interview shows the candidate the company is interested in them.
I am proposing that our company conduct face to face interviews instead of telephone interviews when interviewing candidates for employment. The company has site managers on every military post that has awarded our company contracts to in process process what?, oversee the employees, and ensure that everything is going well with the contract. I believe that the site managers should interview the candidate as they are...