Recommendations for Interviews in Non-Job Center Facilities
Although the AHA recognizes that the ideal interviewing environment is a parlor room, the Association realizes this is not always possible. If it is necessary for an institution to conduct interviews in a regular hotel room, the AHA strongly encourages interviewing institutions to ensure
- that the interviewing committee has both genders represented
- that there is proper seating for job candidates and all interviewers. No one should be seated on a bed. It is the institution's responsibility to contact the hotel in advance of the meeting to arrange for extra seating; it is the Association's responsibility to notify hotels that institutions will request banquet chairs and that they should be provided gratis.
- that candidates and the Job Center staff are advised where the interviews will be held.
Institutions are urged to
- pay careful attention to interview space, whether parlor room or bedroom is used
- advise the hotel when the reservation is made that additional seating will be needed
- ask the hotel's housekeeping department to clean the room before interviewing begins
- ensure that all interviews and candidates have proper seating and that no one sits on a bed
- keep Job Center personnel informed where interviews are taking place