Hiring the Dental Team—Wait 31 Minutes

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Wait 31 Minutes

Do you hire for openings in the dental team? If you do, consider this piece of advice from executive recruiter Lou Adler from the Build Network blog:

When interviewing job candidates, withhold all personal judgments until the 31st minute. First impressions only happen once — and if you’re searching for top talent, you should give candidates at least 30 minutes to make one.

Too often, hiring managers botch the interview process by allowing their immediate impressions of a candidate to shape the entire interaction. “If you click with someone right away, you go easy on them,” Adler explains. “On the other hand, if you have a bad initial reaction, you tend to ask hardball questions.”

If you’ve had experience interviewing candidates is there a rule of thumb that you’ve relied on to help make a good decision? Leave your answers in the comments.