How to avoid missing out on the best talent


Recruitment agencies in Banbury, employer interview tips

Are you maximising your recruiting process and attracting the right candidates to your business?

In today’s candidate-led Banbury jobs market, it is more important than ever for employers to sell what they have to offer, with competition for skilled candidates extremely high.

Here are the TOP 4 common interviewing pit-falls, that can be detrimental to attracting skilled candidates:

Tough questioning

It is an employer’s prerogative to probe and question a candidate, in order to evaluate their suitability. However, you may find that making candidates aware of your interview format beneficial. Surprising them with a severe grilling, is unlikely to encourage candidates to confidently explain what they have to offer.


Keeping a candidate waiting for an interview longer than is necessary immediately gives the impression that your meeting is not particularly important. The importance of being on time and portraying a good impression from the start cannot be ignored. Remember, as an employer, you are selling yourselves too!

Lack of feedback / response

A courteous response and constructive interview feedback is the bare minimum that should be expected; after all the candidate has made the effort to go to the interview. Upholding a professional recruiting process and protecting your company brand, is a no-brainer!

Unrealistic expectations

Realistically, finding a candidate that ticks every box is difficult. So, go into an interview with an open mind and be prepared to think a little bit outside the box. It maybe the candidate is a small amount of training away from being the ideal.

Prospect Personnel are the leading Recruitment Agency in Banbury. We deal with Permanent and Temporary jobs in Banbury & the surrounding area.

Please give us a call on 01295 817669 to see how we can help with your job search!