The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews

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  • Learn the skills you need being on the other side of the table to hire the right person for the job
  • Plan and prepare to have all the information you need from HR
  • Interact confidently with the candidate to gain the information you want from them
  • Assess the candidate in a constructive way
  • Effectively review and assess candidates with considered and collaborative scoring

On the other side of the table - Plan and execute excellent interviews to get the right person for the job

As an experienced managerial behavior consultant, Stephen Walker, co-founder of Motivation Matters, is passionate about helping to improve organizational performance in businesses. In this quick and practical book, Stephen takes you through the entire process of an interview, from getting to know the specifications of the role, to discussing the results and reaching a final decision with other stakeholders. Being able to build a strong team around you is essential to a business' success and to do this you need to interview effectively and confidently. This is not only essential for prospective employees; it is also an important managerial skill.

Walking you through the interview process from the initial planning and preparation to meeting and greeting the interviewee, this book provides you with everything you need to know to hire for success. With templates, examples, and tips on how to incorporate cutting edge techniques such as NLP into your interviewing technique, The Manager’s Guide to Conducting Your First Interview, is the perfect companion to managers new and old, giving you a fresh perspective on effective interviewing.

  • Develop the skills to plan and prepare for a confident and effective interview
  • Learn techniques and strategies to get maximum insight into your candidates.
  • Successfully assess and review your candidates, to make a job offer to the right candidate.
Page Count 72
Course Length 2 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781783000128
Date Of Publication 29 Sep 2014


Stephen W. Walker

Stephen W. Walker has published numerous articles and speaks at various conferences. He has over 30 years of management experience in globally competitive sectors. He has interviewed and recruited dozens of people and shares his experience on how to choose the best candidate in this book.

He co-founded Motivation Matters in 2004, which is a vehicle to deliver greater organizational performance, with his managerial behavior consultancy. He has worked for notable organizations such as Corning, De La Rue, and Buhler, and has been hired to help Philips, Lloyds TSB, and many others.

His expertise is the managerial behavior that drives good team performance. Competent interviewing is a fundamental skill in the effective manager's portfolio of skills. Further information about him is available at