During a structured digital interview, every candidate is asked the same questions, in the same way, and in the same order. This ensures that each candidate receives the same interview experience and gives the hiring team the most accurate picture of the candidate. The addition of competency based rating scales to an interview helps the interviewers identify what to look for while evaluating an applicant’s responses, helps control against unconscious bias, and prevents the negative effects of inconsistent interviewing methods.
Structured interviews can act as a legal defense against any unfounded charges of discrimination. When every candidate goes through the same interview process – one that adheres to government regulations – it is much easier to prove that no illegal criteria entered into consideration during the hiring process.
VidCruiter’s Digital Structured Interviews were designed to work with a variety of interview formats throughout your entire recruitment process. Digital versions of your interview guides can be used for live video interviews, pre-recorded video interviews, and in-person interviews.
With VidCruiter, Digital Structured Interviews can be conducted from any device. Interviewers can access interview guides and rubrics, have a video conference, or score candidates whether they are using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
In unstructured interview scenarios, interviewers may ask different questions to different candidates, or they may be subconsciously swayed by characteristics that have nothing to do with the candidate’s ability to do the job. With structured interviews, candidates are selected based on objective rankings, not subjective instincts.
During video interviews, rubrics and rankings appear on the screen so interviewers can easily scan the rubric, see what each score means, and choose the appropriate one. Keep your focus where it needs to be instead of switching back and forth between the candidate and your guide.
VidCruiter’s advanced rating system allows you to completely digitize and customize any rubric or interview guide. The system will automatically capture all the data for every applicant from any device that an interviewer is using. Interviewers no longer need to record their notes on paper and manage stacks of interview guides. The automatic data collection makes organizing and reviewing all of your candidate data easy and hassle-free.
Our software calculates candidate rankings automatically and instantly. As soon as each interviewer records their score for a given response, VidCruiter takes these scores and calculates the ranking in real-time. At any point in the process, interviewers can quickly identify the top candidates.
Our built-in scheduler allows candidates to select an interview time, and all parties are automatically notified. The system automatically sends the proper interview guides and rubrics to all the interviewers. The interview can also be recorded, allowing members of the hiring team that were unable to make it to score the candidate with the same guide at a later time.