Attracting and hiring the right talent is a difficult task in any industry. For managers to stay ahead of the curve, they need a strategy that helps them to pinpoint the perfect candidates, while keeping their recruitment process as streamlined and simple as possible.  

A telephone screening interview is a useful tool for narrowing down your applicant choices. They require less time than the average interview and ensure that you have all the tools you need to determine whether the recruit understands the job, meets with key elements of your position specs, and has reasonable expectations.  

So, how do you conduct screening conversations that start employer/employee relationships off on the right foot?