After taking precautions to ensure you have developed a consistent and objective interview guide with a ranking system that eliminates the risk of bias, you should have an effective selection tool that will support identification of the best candidates for your role.
If there are multiple candidates being considered, having their information laid out in an easy-to-reference ranking chart can make it easier to compare their skills and attributes. While it is up to the interview team to decide the criteria most relevant to include, it is important to use the same evaluation criteria when evaluating different applicants for the same position. Also note that rating should never be completed during the interview or in the presence of a candidate – take a few moments to focus on this after the candidate has left the room, while the interview is still fresh in your mind.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Ontario