Creative Interview Activities for Your Candidates

Creativity doesn’t have to happen within the work realm, it can happen as early as in the hiring process.

Here are a few fun ideas as advised from business blog Anchor Advisors .

GO OUT FOR A MEAL

By going out for a meal, you’ll be able to study how they interact with servers, how they manage polite dinner conversation, how much they order to drink (aka his/her situational judgment), general manners, and more.

A CHALLENGING WRITING EXERCISE

A challenge writing exercise will help you learn their writing abilities, an extremely important part of business. Look at their grammar. How do they organize ideas into a written format? It should be completed on site!

PITCH AN IDEA

For roles that require a new hire to speak in front of groups, sell and communicate value, this can be the perfect exercise. You get to see their skills and creativity in action.

You can do on-the-spot or ask them to come prepared with a pitch idea with a video or slides.

MAKE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE

Heineken, in 2013, made a video showcasing some of their strange interviewing activities that were used to study how potential candidates reacted. Activities such as holding hands, addressing a fictional medical emergency, a fake emergency exit and other uncomfortable (albeit hilarious, and others were done. Of course, you don’t need to go that far but try dropping a joke or share a somewhat related story and see how they react. This is all of course, assuming your work-place is an open and fun environment.

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