Conduct first and second interviews as necessary. Conduct reference checks on top candidates as required.
Sometimes one interview is all that is needed because all involved agree on the top candidate. In other situations, a second interview is needed to determine the best of the best candidates and to delve deeper into each of the top candidates. As long as you—the employer—are paying for the expenses related to the interview, the candidates will not mind returning for extra interviews because it will enable them to learn more about the organizations. Remember, they are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing them.
We recommend background and reference checks to insure there are no surprises in the future. Depending upon the position, you may want to do a drivers’ license check, criminal and civil court checks, credit check, education verification, Google check and, of course, reference checks.
Once this is complete to your satisfaction, offer the candidate the position and negotiate a salary, starting date and other arrangements.