How would you feel if you began the interview, and the candidate was looking at their phone? Chances are you wouldn’t be too happy. Whether it’s on the phone, answering emails or calls, you need to be engaged with the person you are interviewing. Put your phone on silent, laptop away and ‘be in the moment’ when conducting an interview. This person has made time to see you so give them your full attention. Make sure the person who is conducting the interview is a people person, this is one of the first impressions your potential new hire will get from the company so make sure it’s a good one!