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Why recruiting expert says you need to be PAID to attend a job interview

Recruitment expert reveals why you need to get PAID to attend a job interview – and how it benefits the boss, too

  • Career expert Sue Ellson said job seekers should be paid to attend interviews
  • This would change and shorten the entire recruiting process
  • Ms Ellson said employers should not interview more than six people
  • Only the top three must be paid between $50 and $100 each

Interviews are often a lengthy process for candidates and employers, but some experts argue that a financial incentive can lead to more successful results.

Career and recruiting expert Sue Ellson, from Melbourne, says paying candidates for their time would fundamentally change the hiring process as employers would need to thoroughly consider who is right for the job.

Using this interesting tactic, Ms. Ellson said employers could narrow their list of interviewees and pay the top three candidates for their time.

Taking advantage of this interesting tactic, Ms. Ellson said employers should reduce their list of interviewees and pay the top three candidates for their time.

Taking advantage of this interesting tactic, Ms. Ellson said employers should reduce their list of interviewees and pay the top three candidates for their time.

“Why bring in more than six people for an interview for one position? If your recruiting skills can’t narrow down your ‘best’ candidates to a reasonable number per position, then I’d recommend improving your technique,” she said.

Ms. Ellson argued that interviewing more than six people “wastes a lot of time” for both the company’s recruiters and the potential new employee.

“The whole purpose of this is to change the hiring process so that it becomes more efficient, effective and transparent,” she says.

“Only the last three candidates should receive an amount — say, between $50 and $100 as a gift card — for attending an in-person interview.”

“The whole purpose of this is to CHANGE the hiring process so that it becomes more efficient, effective and transparent,” she said.

“The whole purpose of this is to CHANGE the hiring process so that it becomes more efficient, effective and transparent,” she said.

“The whole purpose of this is to change the recruitment process so that it is more efficient, effective and transparent,” she said

If money was involved, job seekers would probably perfect their resumes before applying for any job, said Sue Ellson

If money was involved, job seekers would probably perfect their resumes before applying for any job, said Sue Ellson

If money was involved, job seekers would probably perfect their resumes before applying for any job, said Sue Ellson

Ms Ellson said that paying candidates would also likely avoid additional unnecessary rounds of applications.

If money was involved, job seekers would probably perfect their resumes before applying for any job.

“How many people have jobs that they can ‘do’ if they could have jobs where they align — in terms of tasks and dollars?” asked Mrs. Ellson.

Ms Ellson hopes the tactic will encourage everyone – both staff and job seekers – to ‘value the time and feelings’ during the hiring process.

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