As a hiring manager, company briefing during interview

Asked by: Guest - 12 Aug 16
While interviewing the candidates, can I provide a brief introduction of the organization and its functioning or it should be expected from the candidates to possess some basic knowledge about the company?

Our expert said - 12 Aug 16
A hiring manager is expected to extract more from the candidate and talk minimally. An interview is the time when the interviewer need to be extra vigilant regarding every candidate. Every candidate is different and possess different set of skills and talents which need to be looked into. Giving a brief introduction is not bad. But following the same to every candidate might waste a lot of time.

It would be good to know whether the candidate has any knowledge regarding the organization. It shows the interest of the candidate in the company and the profile they have applied for. The dedication of the candidate towards a job may show their interest towards the work culture, commitment etc. Self introduction of the company by the hiring manager should be ideally after deciding the candidate for the profile. A long speech could create a bad impression among the candidates and the manager might lose the time to receive details regarding the candidate and their skill set.

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