Much of the world took a right turn in March of 2020 and became virtual. That included learning a new skill for hiring managers and recruiters. A poll conducted by Gartner in April of 2020 showed that 86% of interviews for hiring were conducted remotely.
Interviews via ZOOM
Learning to conduct interviews via ZOOM or some other virtual platform takes some skill to keep the conversation going in addition to asking relevant questions. Some managers have commented that they miss the information that came from in-person meetings. It takes some thought and preparation to make the interview process a good experience for everyone. If possible send a schedule to the candidate and the interviewers who will be participating in the interview process. Allow breaks for the candidate in between interviewers. A big consideration. If you engage in a panel interview make sure that the questions are prepared ahead of time and are assigned to individuals. It’s a big distraction for the candidate to have interviewers overtalking each other. It can be confusing and does not give the candidate the best opportunity to showcase their qualifications and strengths. Read more