Interviewing safely and efficiently during the COVID-19 outbreak - Hartley People

Interviewing safely and efficiently during the COVID-19 outbreak

Conducting interviews will be difficult for businesses during this time but it doesn’t mean that that they can’t take place. With careful planning and adherence to health and safety guidelines interviews can proceed as scheduled.

Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer, we have put together some useful guidelines to ensure the smooth running of your interview, while taking the necessary steps stay safe and well.

 

CONDUCT INTERVIEWS REMOTELY WHERE POSSIBLE

Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp Video – these are just some of the technologies available to conduct interviews remotely. Dress appropriately for the interview, as you would if you were attending in person, Find a quiet, bright location in your home/office so you can be clearly seen and treat this interview as you would a face-to-face one. Take some time to practice talking to the screen before – it’s easy to be put off by your own image and voice while video calling.

 

PRACTICE STRICT HYGIENE

if it is necessary to conduct your interview face-to-face, it is imperative both parties practice strict hygiene procedures. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after the interview and ensure all areas are sanitised, including door handles, chairs, desk and even light switches. 

 

NO HANDSHAKES

Social distancing must be observed at all times and no physical contact should take place, including handshakes.

 

BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS

Bring your own pen, paper and water to your interview. Do not share materials during the interview. All paperwork can be shared electronically prior to the interview where necessary. 

 

SIT TWO METRES APART

In accordance with social distancing advice, the interviewer and interviewee must sit/stand apart two metres apart at all times. All surfaces should be cleaned with disinfectant spray before and after the interview.

 

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE UNWELL

if you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus, is awaiting testing for the virus, or is displaying symptoms of the virus DO NOT ATTEND the interview. 

 

Make the most of our time in these unusual circumstances. We are still open for business and companies are still hiring. We have many vacancies open at the moment and our team would love to talk to you about them. Call us now on 051 878813.

 

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