Download our free resume and interview scorecard for managers

2 min | David Brown | Report | Conducting interviews

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Do you struggle to review resumes and assess candidates? Do you want to conduct effective and fair interviews that help you find the best people for your projects? Do you want to reduce bias and subjectivity in your hiring decisions? Do you want to provide constructive and timely feedback to your candidates? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to use an interview scorecard.

A candidate and interview scorecard is a simple tool that helps you design, conduct, and evaluate interviews in a structured and consistent way. It helps you to:

  • Ask relevant and consistent questions that assess the candidate's technical and soft skills, as well as their fit with your company culture and values.
  • Rate the candidate's resume and responses using a simple scoring system, reducing bias and subjectivity to ensure you hire the best person for the job.
  • Provide feedback and follow up with the candidate quickly after the interview, maintaining a positive relationship and enhancing your employer brand and reputation.

Using a candidate and interview scorecard will help you to improve your interviewing technique, compare candidates objectively and fairly, and avoid any legal or ethical issues that may arise from unstructured or biased interviews.

Our simple candidate and interview scorecard template is easy to use and customize. It includes:

  • Resume scoring system: This section helps you to rate the candidate's resume against qualifications, experience and soft skills on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 is poor with no evidence of ability to do the job, and 5 is excellent, no training required. You can also include notes and examples to support your ratings and feedback. By using the same scoring system for every candidate, you ensure consistency and fairness.
  • Interview questions and scoring system: This section helps you to record the right questions based on the key competencies and skills required for the role, so everyone interviewing candidates is clear on what is going to be asked when and ensure a fair interview comparison for candidates. And using the same 1 to 5 scoring system to rate their responses again to ensure fair assessment of their abilities.

By using these templates you’ll be able provide feedback and follow up with the candidate after the interview, whether they are successful or not. It’ll enable you to offer constructive, and specific feedback, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate, and the reasons for your decision.

To download our free resume and interview scorecard template, simply fill in the form. We will send you the template, which you can print or edit as you wish. You can also share the template with your colleagues or team members, to ensure a consistent and collaborative hiring process. 

Don't miss this opportunity to improve your assessment and interviewing process to find the best people for your projects.

We can help you hire the right candidate today!

About this author

David Brown
Americas President, Chief Executive Officer USA 

David, a 21-year veteran of the staffing business, has been in charge of overseeing all US operations for Hays since 2018. Prior to leading Hays US, David held a number of positions in sales, sales management, and senior management. With his wife and three children, David resides in Atlanta and actively supports a number of regional non-profit organizations.

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