You have pored over countless curriculum vitae, selected the best hospitalist candidates, and now it’s time to invite them for an on-site interview. Remember that first impressions count. The manner in which you conduct the on-site interview sends a clear message to the candidate about your organization.
The interview team needs to be well-prepared and set aside plenty of time to spend with the candidate. Preferably, the interview itinerary should be sent to the candidate a week in advance.
The prospective employee should be greeted upon arrival and escorted by a designated interview team member during the course of the interview. Well-conducted interviews with a wrap-up session that allows the candidate to address any issues or unanswered questions. If he or she wants the position afterward, your efforts have been successful.