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Interviews: Appropriate & Inappropriate Questions

Key to successful interviewing will be preparation and deciding on interview questions in advance. Having preset questions will ensure:

Considerations when planning your questions 

Fair treatment of employees and prospective employees is governed by the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination refers to the treatment of one person in a less favourable way than another based on any of the following protected characteristics:

It is important not to show bias or discriminate on any of the above grounds at any stage of the interview, or indeed the employer / employee relationship. 

Inappropriate Interview Questions

 Appropriate Questions

Remember: the interview starts from the moment you pick up the candidate in reception to the moment you drop them back to the door to leave. Your intention may only be to make small talk, but asking questions about personal characteristics here may be seen as discrimination.



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