A key feature of an interim is their ability to start delivering on their contract from day one and integrate seamlessly into any team. Interims also become very good at interviews because they attend them so regularly. A working interview enables you to observe first-hand how an interim performs on their first day and test their skills before you commit to a contract.
A working interview is effectively a one-day trial. The candidate arrives onsite, receives a briefing and introductions to the team then demonstrates what they’re capable of delivering in a day. Because you can watch the interim in action and evaluate the culture fit, it reduces the risk of hiring the wrong candidate. If the interim is right for you, the trial is treated as the first day of the contract.
In the unusual event that the interim is not the right fit, we will find another candidate who does not have the shortfalls you identified in the first interim. Working interviews account for 25% of all of our interim placements and once a client has tried the approach, they tend to conduct a working interview every time. The option is attractive to the candidate because they have exclusive access to you for a day. Of the interims who go through this process, 95% are hired and complete their contract.
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