Interviews can be such powerful opportunities to identify and entice real Leadership talent to your business. However, they also carry a real danger of delivering a disaster if you don't invest your time and creative thought into designing an effective meeting / process.

Interviews should be a two way process of you getting to know a candidate and them getting to know you and your business. After 19 years of interviewing, I believe the most effective interviews are when you set them up as informal but professional meetings and share an agenda beforehand so you can both prepare for an outstanding meeting.

This article provides some great advice that will help you design an effective interview.