- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On November 26, 2014
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Regardless of the position you are hiring for, it is safe to assume you will dedicate yourself to finding the best candidate for the job. It is common for one person to “point” the entire hiring process from beginning to end. That being said, there are many benefits of bringing others into the process.
Even in small companies, it makes sense to have more than one person involved with the interview process. Here are some of the benefits:
- One person may see something (good or bad) that another interviewer misses.
- The ability to “hire by committee” as opposed to one person having to make the final decision on their own.
- Makes for a more detailed process, as each interviewer has their own way of doing things.
With all this in mind, there is one question you need to address: how will you involve multiple interviewers without spending too much time on the hiring process?
In the past, there wasn’t a good answer to this question. Instead, every interviewer had to sit in on every interview. In the end, this meant that each person spent a lot of time on the process.
In today’s world, thanks to advanced technology, this is no longer the case. With video interviewing, you will have the necessary flexibility for a variety of people to participate. Here is how:
- Watch at your convenience. Gone are the days of every interviewer needing to sit in on a live interview. Instead, you can leave this in the past and use video interviewing to your advantage. Once each applicant interview is recorded, everybody participating in the hiring process can watch at his or her leisure.
- Live video conference. This makes for a more efficient and effective process, since everybody doesn’t have to be in the same room during the interview. Imagine this: you can be in one city, the applicant in another, and the rest of the hiring team somewhere else. Talk about flexibility.
- Rate and rank candidates. It is one thing to interview an applicant. It is another thing entirely to make a final choice. With the ability for each interviewer to rate and rank candidates, it is easier to identify which candidate(s) will be the better hires.
Now that you fully understand the benefits of multiple interviewers, it may be time to change your approach. Adjusting your strategy to include input from additional interviewers/reviewers is significantly easier with the appropriate technology.