Just because you’re a great manager doesn’t mean you’re a great interviewer.
Sure, after interviewing a few hundred people, you might learn a thing or two through simple trial and error. But, just like a bad golf swing or jump shot will only get you so far, poor interviewing tactics—repeated hundreds of times—won’t make the candidate experience any better.
If you really want to land the good ones, invest in an often-over-looked part of management training: hiring manager training.
First impressions are important. Not only will the great candidates want to continue interviewing with you but, should you decide to offer them a position and should they decide to accept, you’re also starting your working relationship off on the right foot.