You already know you are interested in an employee. You have seen his resume and are impressed with his qualifications. You have made the phone call and you have spoken to him. You liked the way he handled himself on the phone and you have decided to meet with him face to face, that final step to see if he is the employee you are looking for, the all important member of your team.
While there are certain things you can count on, he will be nervous, he may stumble a little, but you will get to know him a little better. You can overlook the awkwardness that comes with nerves. You realize that putting him at ease will make this interview a lot easier on both of you. Making him nervous will only cause him to lose confidence and you will not get to know exactly what he has to offer. As well, you will come off as a rigid boss, and perhaps one he would rather not work for.
The face to face interview is the last piece of the puzzle. If all goes well, you will offer him a position with your company. If it does not go well, he will leave and you will feel as though you have wasted valuable times. If you have interviewed dozens of people for positions you probably have a good routine. You know the obvious, he has the qualifications you require, you liked the way he looked on paper and you have spoken to him. During the face to face interview, make sure you cover everything you will require of your future employee. Make your business practices well known. Converse about how he will be an asset to your company. Remember, as much as you are learning about him, he is also making his final decision, and if he is what you are looking for, let him know it.