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Interviews are a well-established part of the hiring process, but failing to properly prepare, or having an inefficient process not only means you could miss out on a talented potential employee - you could also damage your employer brand.

Now that many companies have embraced remote and hybrid working, remote interviews have become part of standard business practice. Conducting interviews remotely provides many benefits, such as a quicker time-to-hire, greater access to talent through the breaking down of geographical boundaries, eliminates the need for travel, and often faster scheduling.

By downloading this eBook, you will understand:

How to prepare when conducting a remote interview

It’s vital to take time to prepare for the interview and the first stage of this is to understand exactly what you are looking for in your new employee. This eBook gives you advice on getting the most out of your job description and person specification, how to organise the interview, what details you need to send to the interviewee, and tips on how to engage with them throughout the process.

Different types of interviews and how to adapt them to be remote

Whether you are conducting a one-to-one video interview, telephone interview, video panel, competency-based interview, or a group session, they can all be adapted to a remote format. In this eBook, we set out the benefits of each of the different interview styles and give you tops tips to help conduct them remotely.

Remote interviewing software and tools to help you

Having the right technology and software is essential to the success of your remote interview. You may conduct remote interviews on a regular basis or just occasionally, and whatever your needs are, we have listed some great free and paid-for tools that can help.

How to make a great first impression

It’s so important to make a great first impression – even more so when conducting the interview remotely. We give our top tips for making a good impression, with a video from our managing directors sharing their top tips.

The importance of following up properly after the interview

What should you do after the interview? How should you follow up? Many people fail to follow up effectively after an interview which can even mean they may lose out on the perfect candidate. So, whether you want to extend your interviewee an offer or not, we set out advice on how to correctly follow up.

With many businesses struggling to recruit in this challenging labour market, it’s even more important that your remote interview process is effective, keeps your candidates engaged, and ultimately helps you secure the top professionals.

To start perfecting your remote interviewing process, download the free guide now.

Watch this video for advice from some of our managing directors as they give their top three tips for conducting remote interviews: