Recruitment and employment

Recruiting the right staff for your practice and developing selection procedures that help you to find the right people are important business management skills you will need to apply to achieve and maintain the success of your practice.

Architectural practices, like any professional and business enterprise, have a constant need of interviewing skills. The interview is a common instrument of communication, and a very valuable management tool. Poorly used, the interview can be a waste of the parties' time; worse, it may have serious consequences in terms of staff relations or even lead to complaints under Equal Opportunity legislation.

A selection interview should be prepared for in advance, conducted thoroughly and fairly, and followed up afterwards.