Hiring staff in a highly specialized technical field such as SharePoint can rapidly turn into an inconsistent & time-consuming (expensive) affair, if you don’t have the right system in place. Selecting the right candidate for a SharePoint job from a pool of applicants with largely similar backgrounds & CV’s can be daunting – SharePoint encompasses, even by IT hiring standards, a huge body of knowledge and experience.
Think of all the expense & effort involved with bringing on a new SharePoint hire into your team: onboarding, setting up benefits, training, team familiarization, meetings, etc. Now imagine having to burn up all of that, if you make a less than perfect hiring decision! You stand to risk your company reputation, team trust, customer satisfaction, and so on. Most prominently, you would be right back where you started – looking for a great SharePoint expert for your team.
Failure to properly screen your SharePoint hire applicants can lead to big trouble when it come’s time for them to be effective in their jobs. Once you get through all the standard HR practices & processes, the question remains: “Is this guy/gal really a SharePoint pro?”. To help determine that, an extremely effective screening method is a series of technical questions combined with a scoring system.
OPTION B- Purchase and download the SharePoint Hire Interview Question Matrix Excel Workbook for only $40. The itgroove SharePoint Hire Interview Question Matrix Excel Workbook is composed of two Worksheets:
1. Questions Scorecard
This Excel Worksheet contains 56 carefully researched, in-depth SharePoint Hiring Questions, composed from real world experience of itgroove’s 3 SharePoint MVP’s. These questions are divided into the following categories:
– General SharePoint Knowledge
– SharePoint 2010 IT Pro
– SharePoint Development
– SharePoint 2013
A Score column is used to rate your Job Applicant’s response to the questions.
All questions include a detailed answer and background explanation for the answer – you don’t necessarily need to be a SharePoint guru yourself in order to effectively grade someone with this worksheet!
2. Personal Scorecard
The Personal Scorecard Worksheet incorporates a detailed scoring formula that rates your potential hire by the following traits:
– Amount and Quality of relevant experience
– Communication Skills in Interview
– Technical Skills Level
– Overall Fit/Suitability for Role
– Educational Qualifications
– Evidence of Research into our Company
The general interview results for these traits are entered into the Worksheet so that an overall grade for the Candidate can be achieved. This grade can then be stacked up against all your other interviewee’s results, to enable quick & fair qualification of who is most suitable for the job position.