DEFINE an INTERVIEW? ALSO EXPLAIN ITS ROLE/ADVANTAGES OF INTERVIEW?


 DEFINE an INTERVIEW? ALSO EXPLAIN ITS ROLE/ADVANTAGES OF INTERVIEW?

Meaning: -Interview is a face to face communication between the candidates and the interviewers. It is two-way communications where the interviewers can obtain required information from the candidate and the candidate can ask for information about the company and the job.
ROLE AND ADVANTAGES OF INTERVIEWS: -
Interview is beneficial not only to the company but also to the candidates, the role is explained as follows:

1.       Selection Decision: - Based on the information of the candidates and the performance of the candidates at the interview, the company can make selection decision. The selection decision is made on the basis of qualities, qualification, skills and experience of the candidate.


2.       Training: - Interview facilitates training to the selected candidates. For instance, interview may indicate certain weaknesses of selected candidates. Therefore, training can be provided to overcome such weaknesses.


3.       Placement: - Interview facilitates proper placement of candidates at the right place of work. Depending on the knowledge, aptitude and skills, the selected candidates can be placed at the right place. Proper placement generates job satisfaction, which in turn improves efficiency.

4.       Promotion: - Interview are conducted not only for selection but also for promotion of existing employees at higher levels. For example, panel interview may be conducted to promote a professor to the post of the principal in a college.


5.       Cross-checks Application Blank: - Interview helps to cross check the information supplied on the application blank. If the information provided by the candidate on the application blank. If the information supplied on the application blank is faulty, the candidate is rejected.


6.       Retention (preservation) of competent Employees: - Interview helps to retain competent employees. For example, the exit interview may indicate shortcoming in respect of the company’s policies and practices. The organization may make changes in the policies and practices to retain competent employees.


7.       Acceptance of Job Offer: - Candidates can decide about the job offer. During the interview, the candidate can get information about the company and the job in respect of;

·         Working conditions
·         Salary and other incentives
·         Job Security
·         Promotion, transfer, etc.
  Based on the above information, the candidates can make a decision whether or not to accept the job offered to him.


8.       New Insights: - The interviewers can gain new insights in certain areas of business. Due to discussion with the experienced candidates, the interviewers can come to know about certain techniques which they were not familiar with. Such techniques may be introduced in the company as well to gain competitive advantage.