Here are 2 interesting statistics:
I rest my case.
Here are 3 easy ways to make your job interview more effective at predicting job performance:
Structured job interviews are more efficient than semi-structured or structured interviews when it comes to predicting job performance. Meta-analysis research shows that structured interviews are up to twice as effective at predicting job performance than unstructured ones!
Take action now: Prepare interview questions before the interview and ask each of your candidates the same questions in the same order.
Research shows that behavioral interviews are more valid and accurate for making hiring decisions. Behavioral interviews are based on the evaluation of candidates’ past behaviors. In other words, in a behavioral interview, an interviewer asks candidates about their past work experience and performance.
According to LinkedIn’s report, only 32% of respondents use this technique, even though 84% say it is effective. In a job simulation, you ask your candidates to complete the type of tasks they would work on if hired.
Take action now: Think of a great job simulation exercise for your currently open job position. Depending on the role you are looking to fill, it could be a task to write a short copy, outline a presentation, solve a certain problem, brainstorm a few ideas, solve a certain problem, etc.
Stop relying on your gut feeling when hiring and start using data backed techniques. Implementing any of these 3 tips are guaranteed to make your job interview more predictive of your candidates’ job performance.