How Modern Tools Are Making Your Interview Process Structured, Efficient And Scalable

Personal interview is one of the most integral steps in the interview process. Hiring managers intend to assess the suitability of the applicant through interviews. According to Dr. Ann Howard, former president of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, interviews help the candidate and employer make an informed, mutually beneficial employment choice.

Even though personal interviews are critical in the selection process, they have a few drawbacks. Hiring Managers face the following challenges during the process:

  • Lack of clarity on key competencies to evaluate the candidate leading to intuitive evaluation
  • Ratings by multiple interviewers leading to inconsistency in the evaluation process
  • Time intensive process that requires the interviewer to carve out time from a busy work schedule
  • No platform to track interview status of candidates applying to multiple job roles

To solve these challenges, organizations need to adopt technology that makes the interview process more streamlined and hassle-free. One way to do it is to implement structured interviews that make hiring decisions simpler by providing a platform that tracks bulk candidate details while providing data-backed insights, thus making the interview process simpler and faster.

Structured interviews can be administered in two ways- live interviews and pre-recorded interviews. Live interviews are highly engaging, let the interviewer conduct interviews remotely, enable live coding evaluation and incorporate collaborative tools to simulate face-to-face interviews. Meanwhile, in pre-recorded interviews, the job seeker’s answers to preset questions are recorded for the employer to be reviewed later at a convenient time. They also provide the functionality of auto-grading, wherein what the candidate says and how he articulates gets transliterated and graded on various parameters like facial expressions, tone, pace, fluency and more.  Both of these methods have their perks. When implemented successfully by organizations, structured interviews have the potential to transform the whole interview experience as they save a lot of time, effort and can be conducted seamlessly on a platform irrespective of the geographical location of the interviewer and interviewee.

Common Challenges Faced by Interviewers

  • Lack of Clarity on Key Competencies
    To evaluate the candidate, leading to intuitive evaluation
  • Gut-based Ratings by Multiple Interviewers
    Leading to inconsistency in the evaluation process
  • Time-consuming Process
    That requires the interviewer to take time out from busy work schedule
  • Lack of Interview Dashboard
    To track interview status of multiple candidates applying for various job roles

Attending an interview is always nerve-racking for an applicant, at the same time a ticket to the new world in their career. From the employer’s perspective, it is a time-consuming process as well as the most responsible task as every single employee hired contributes to the success of the organization. However, the main purpose of the interview remains finding a perfect match for the organization.

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