Why You Should Interview All Candidates in Parallel

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Imagine this for a moment. You invite 20 potential employees into your office. It takes a while to get each candidate checked in, huddled into one room, and quietly seated. Then, you ask all 20 of them all of your interview questions at the same time. Let’s take it a step further – picture this same scenario with hundreds of people in the same room answering the same questions. What do you think will happen? Chaos will ensue, right?

Believe it or not, it’s a good idea to interview all candidates for any role in your company. The group interview may seem like a crazy proposal given the depiction above, but interviewing candidates in parallel allows you to assess everyone at the same stage to reveal the key differences between them. How can you interview everyone without the chaotic scene though? The key is automated interviews with automated hiring software.

Using automated hiring software does three things for you:

  1. Gets everyone into one virtual room
  2. Swiftly filters out the unqualified
  3. Gives you the cream of the crop

All Potential Candidates In One Virtual Room

Because no one has to schedule time to come in, or worry about transportation, all of the potential candidates can easily get into your virtual interview room. Now, they can all answer the same questions, at the same time without talking over one another.

An added benefit of automated hiring software is that you’ll have access to candidates that may not be in the same city your office is located in. The same questions can be answered by people across time zones, anywhere with an internet connection.

Swiftly Filter Out the Unqualified Candidates

With automated interviews, the candidates that aren’t actually qualified are easily filtered out of the candidate pool. There are no guessing games, and no bias. By interviewing in parallel, everyone that could apply is given an equal opportunity to try for the job. However, if they are not qualified, they won’t sit around wondering about the status.

We live in an era of instant gratification, and with automated interviews you can give instant feedback. Additionally, you won’t have to worry with the sting of an in-person rejection for unqualified candidates. The reality is that it can be uncomfortable to tell someone face-to-face that they are not qualified for a position. However, with an impartial assessment, the people that aren’t right for the job will know immediately without investing the time and energy that could make the situation feel like a personal rejection, rather than a professional one.

The Cream of the Crop Rise to the Top

Using parallel interviews enables the best and most qualified candidates to rise to the top, giving you a significantly smaller pool to choose from. What started as hundreds of people effortlessly transforms into a small selection of highly capable candidates. From here you can decide how you want to narrow your selection further.

Automated interviews do all of the above and more for you without you spending precious time and resources scheduling a single awkward phone call, or wasting a day asking the same questions over and over again.

You’re busy working in your business. You need to get your positions filled quickly, and efficiently. The old way of calling people in for interviews and assessments is not just hectic, it’s incredibly time consuming.

Within as little as four days using our automated hiring software your company could have talented new hires that give your company an edge over your competitors. Your company deserves to have the best and brightest people working for it, without spending loads of time and resources achieving that. We would love to help you make your hiring process as effortless as possible while helping you to attract the top talent.

Learn more about our automated hiring software and get started with a free 14-day trial!

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