Technology is being adopted rapidly across the whole of recruitment and hiring, bringing great benefits to those incorporating it into their process. There are well established solutions for most elements of the hiring journey, but what about the emerging tech for interviewing?
There are of course video conferencing tools that can be used for running remote interviews, however when trying to deliver a consistent and advanced interview process at scale, Interview Intelligence platforms are the ones to look to.
What is Interview Intelligence?
Interview intelligence solutions consist of several features and characteristics, but the two most important parts are the power of capturing interview data and using tools to create a robust system to assess all candidates consistently.
Interview Intelligence platforms are solutions that focus on using technology and data to modernise and level-up the interview experience. They surface the best candidates and help companies to make better and more informed decisions, quickly and at scale.
These data-driven solutions are changing the approach to interviewing by allowing interviewers to focus more on the candidates and the evidence they are providing. They create a centralised system for the whole interview process and use features to streamline interviews and manual tasks without compromising on quality.
The capture and use of data from interview sessions is key, both for remote and in-person sessions, where previously there was little to no capture or use of data. Interview Intelligence platforms process this data to enable interviewers to use this evidence to inform their scoring and decision making. Further analytics provide insight into the company’s interview process and ways in which to continuously improve and help them to identify top talent quicker and earlier.
What are the benefits?
Interview Intelligence solutions make every interview count by ensuring every interview your company conducts is to the same high standard. Regardless of whether it is remote or in person, an experienced or a first time interviewer, the delivery and evaluation should follow a consistent and structured approach. Through this, candidates can be more easily compared so that a better decision can be made.
For the majority of tech products, there is an element of time or effort-saving and this is certainly the case when it comes to interview intelligence platforms. The automation of repetitive tasks and a centralised system reduces the amount of admin and setup usually involved in managing interviews, so that users can focus on engaging with candidates and making decisions.
Why is data important?
Interviewing is a black hole for many companies when it comes to data or managing different interviews and interviewers. Using data helps to eliminate the ‘black box’ that is typical in interviewing practices and helps to provide insight and evidence. This helps teams to make objective decisions. Additionally, data allows the opportunity for continuous improvement for your interviews. It helps to gain insights and identify top talent faster.
Key performance indicators from interviews can be analysed to determine how different frameworks and questions are performing, how relevant they are to whether a candidate will be successful or not and also to identify areas where bias is more likely to creep in. This helps hiring managers and companies to understand what part of their process they need to focus on in order to make it fairer, more efficient and more accurate.
By capturing the data from the interview sessions, a record and reference of the interview can then be used when it comes to scoring, immediately and in the future. Evidence-based scoring replaces guessing and gut instinct, while increasing transparency across hiring teams by letting multiple interviewers score without having to repeat interviews.
Candidates should be scored based on the content of their answers, not the way they look or who they are.
How to choose the right solution for you?
When thinking of investing in any kind of technology, the first step is to understand your process and requirements for any potential solutions. Align these requirements and what you want to get out of the technology to the different providers’ value propositions. This will make it easier to shortlist or even choose the best one for you.
Request to run trials, pilots or proof of concepts to fully understand the value and benefit that each provider will give to you. This will give you peace of mind before committing to a longer contract.
If you do this with Interview Intelligence platforms, you will see just how much more potential you can unlock in your interview process, so you can transform your interviews into a modern and effective way of finding and retaining top talent.
At Equitas, we want you to unlock valuable insights from every interview through using technology and a data-driven approach to make more informed and less biased hiring decisions.To learn more about our interview intelligence click here.