Remote interviews became a necessity for most organizations when in person employment interviews were abruptly halted due to social distancing directives in 2020. Today, modern technology has provided hiring managers with a plethora of tools to help facilitate the hiring process, especially when it comes to leveraging video and communication platforms.
The past few years have seen a lot of change in the world of digital interviewing. Since the pandemic, digital interviewing has become more common. In fact, this approach to recruiting has become the norm. New technology lets employers interview candidates in a more efficient and convenient manner, saving both time and money. What’s more, digital interviewing can help identify potential candidates who may not have previously been open to traveling to do an in-person interview.
There are several kinds of unconscious bias that sneak into the hiring process, one of which is similarity bias. This can manifest as a preference for people who are similar in appearance, background, or beliefs. It is usually an unconscious bias and occurs because humans subconsciously tend to see themselves and those who are similar in a favorable light. Understanding the existence and nature of unconscious bias is essential when interviewing and hiring potential employees, as it can lead to bad hiring decisions or limit your candidate options during the hiring process.
The competitive battle for A-players got even more intense in the last year. Covid-19 brought on seemingly overnight cutbacks, and a mind-blowingly quick transition to working remotely, forcing companies to revise their standard hiring practices practically overnight. As we emerge from the pandemic, the way we all operate and work has changed and along with that, what candidates are looking for in their employer.
I haven’t been hacked and I haven’t gone crazy, yet I want to share a potentially nonobvious perspective with you. In-person interviews must stop if you want the best hires on your team. Allow me to explain…
If you are a manager, you have likely already stumbled through your first video interview (or soon will), struggling with new technology and finding that your old methods just don’t work. We’ve conducted over 200 interviews using virtual tools and have found a handful of “must haves” to incorporate as you set up your next virtual interview process.