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Graduates 'not being properly interviewed'

Published: Thursday, 13 December 2007   Category: Career Advice

Graduates who have failed at interview may want to question the ability of the interviewer rather than their own performance, according to a new report.

The research, by A&DC, shows that 74 per cent of people in business are using poor interview techniques.

Rory Fidgeon, senior consultant occupational psychologist at A&DC, said: "Interviewing well is a skill that is difficult to consistently get right across the entire organisation, whether it's large or small. The survey shows that few heads of HR see their people interviewing well, which backs up the stories we hear of so many interviewing with 'gut feeling' as their main guide."

He added that the results show "huge scope to improve and simplify the interviewing process".

Only a quarter of interviewers spend more than 40 minutes preparing for an interview and 35 per cent of poor interviews result in a company getting worse performance out of its employees, according to the report.

A&DC uses business psychology to deliver HR solutions to companies.

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