From: Sean Pomeroy
1. Don't be coy about the deal-breakers -- location, salary and hours.
2. Lots of recruiters don't know the skills required to do the job -- so there is no way they can identify a good person.
3. Don't waste time on hobbies and irrelevant topics. They won't tell you anything worthwhile.
4. Prepare questions in advance and score every answer 1, 2 or 3.
5. How well the candidate chats is irrelevant. He is not being hired to chat.
6. You need more than one interviewer to combat personal bias.
7. Find out the weaknesses in the company that can lead to turnover and see if the candidate is likely to navigate the problems or be thrown by them.