With some of our customers returning to face to face interviews for final stage assessments we thought the below advice for face to face interviews would be useful…


  • Use the largest room possible to ensure enough area to maintain at least 2m distance between
  • Control the number of people within the area, only essential staff should be involved and keep
    the size of the interview panel at a minimum. Rather than having a receptionist, provide clear
    instructions in the invitation on where the candidate should wait
  • Ask panel members to bring their own pen.
  • If the candidate is required to deliver a presentation to the panel, consider emailing the topic in
    advance so this can be prepared at home. This will minimise the amount of time the candidate
    needs to attend. Candidates should not share stationary such as pens or flip chart pads.
  • Clean the candidate’s seat and desk between interviews, including any seat in the waiting area.
  • Hand sanitiser or hand washing facilities should be readily available to everyone.
  • Ask each candidate to bring their own bottle of water to the interview or have some bottles of
    water in the room. Avoid using shared jugs of water.
  • Ensure that there is no shaking of hands when greeting interview candidates.
  • Check identification in advance of the interview, either by video-conference or by asking the
    candidate to scan and email this in advance.

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Kirkham Young Ltd.
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North Trade Road
East Sussex
TN33 0EX