Committee members will need to assess the extent to which each one met their selection criteria. Failure to check references can have serious legal consequences. Ask questions as you would in an employment interview. We also prohibit lawyers from engaging in “campaigning” or solicitation of nominations from other lawyers. You may want to include a senior staff member, a board member and a potential co-worker, for example. As an alternative to testing applicants carefully crafted interview questions can be used to gather information on an applicant’s experience and ability to perform certain aspects of the job without the need for testing. Good listening skills are an essential part of good communication and thus are very important in interviewing. http://aubreyramosart.denaliinstitute.org/2016/09/03/info-on-indispensable-criteria-for-interview-skills/Halo Effect occurs when the interviewer lets one favoured qualification, trait, or experience influence all other factors, resulting in an unduly high overall performance rating. It also provides certainty to employees and can be referred to at a later date in the event of a dispute.