Successful second interviews

After sifting through candidates both good and bad, the crème de la crème will have risen to the top, ready for that critical second scrutiny.

This is the opportunity to drill down into the detail and really get to know the applicants in more depth – so you make the right decision.

But first you need to ask the correct questions to make that final analysis.

Start off with a catch-up.

What has the candidate been wondering about since the last time you met? Have any questions occurred to them since that first interview?

Find out if they are really ready to do the job.

Now is the time to ask why they are right for the role and more tellingly, what they need to do to be the perfect fit. This kind of reflection will tell you how seriously the candidate is taking the process and about their ability for critical analysis.

When can the candidate join the team?

There may be good reasons why the applicant is ready to drop everything and climb aboard at once, but generally professionalism and loyalty are non-negotiable. This may be irksome, but ask yourself – if they were quitting your company, would you be happy if they dropped everything and left you in the lurch for a better offer?

Look to the future.

What does the candidate want long-term from their career and how can your company contribute to that? Ask what changes they would make to the organisation to help to achieve their goals, whether that be training or promotion and you may learn something new too.

"RAYNER PERSONNEL PLACED ME IN MY CURRENT ROLE AS HEAD OF NEW HOMES FOR MARSH & PARSONS. I FOUND THEM EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND ENTHUSIASTIC. I AM HUGELY APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THE ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE THEY GAVE ME. I WOULD USE RAYNER PERSONNEL AGAIN." SIOBHAN STUANTON - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR NEW HOMES, MARSH & PARSONS NEW HOMES, MARSH & PARSONS

Testimonials

But don't just take our word for it!
Check out what a few of our clients have to say...

Graham Lock
Graham Lock Managing Director of Xperience

I've known Josh for many years and he's a pleasure to do business with, his professionalism and hunger are an awesome combination. He has a fantastic drive and desire to succeed and is destined for great things. You can't teach what he has, a natural businessman with entrepreneurial flair.

IAIN MCKENZIE
IAIN MCKENZIE CEO AT THE GUILD OF PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

Rayner Personnel are exceptionally talented Head Hunters.

LEE WAINWRIGHT
LEE WAINWRIGHT UK CEO

I always love dealing with Rayner Personnel, their energetic pacey approach to getting stuff done is impressive and they have been great for me personally as well as finding candidates.

GEORGE THOMAS
GEORGE THOMAS CEO AND FOUNDER, KALEIDOSCOPE VENTURES

Rayner Personnel have been fantastic finding us both a Brand Director and Group Managing Director. They have access to some of the best candidates and acts quickly and diligently.

PAUL GILLESPIE
PAUL GILLESPIE DIRECTOR, GIBBS GILLESPIE

Rayner Personnel, the TALENT SCOUTS exceptional service who I have had the pleasure of using for the past 11 years!

KATE STEARMAN
KATE STEARMAN AREA DIRECTOR, SPICERHAART

I have recently started using Rayner Personnel for the recruitment side of part of our business in Spicerhaart. They have gone above and beyond from the very beginning and have not only sourced excellent candidates but also head hunted a range of desirable applicants. An excellent beginning to our business relationship. Thank you.

We supply talent to...

Marsh & Parsons
James Pendleton
Townends
Purple Bricks
Spicerhaart
Proffitt & Holt Partnership
TheFrostPartnership
Savills
Cancellors
LSL Property Services plc
Arun Estates
Romans
Gibbs Gillespie
Robsons
Fine & Country