If you’ve ever had to hire more than one person for a job, you know it’s impossible to schedule 1:1 interviews with every candidate. That why solutions like group interviews and hiring events exist. They let you meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, without having to do any coordination.
The problem is that group interviews and hiring events are not convenient and in a world where so many jobs can be done remotely, the concept of having to commute anywhere for a first interview is a barrier to hiring great candidates.
So, what do you do?
The obvious answer is to use Zoom, Teams, or Meet to do a video or virtual interview! Or is it?
For those of you that have tried, you know that this creates a whole new set of issues. Namely, how do you bulk schedule a large number of candidates without having to worry about no shows?
- You could have everyone join at once and do a big video call – but having a random bunch of faces on a video call is weird and having to wait for everyone to answer each question can take forever. Keeping track of everyone’s answer one by one is another nightmare.
- You could try using breakout rooms but now you need one person that’s there just to manage where everyone goes. And going back to point 1, you have a bunch of random faces on a video call waiting for their turn for a breakout room.
- You could try using a calendar booking tool but you can typically only schedule 15 minute interviews and when someone doesn’t show up (50% on average), it’s not every time effective.
The key is to find a bulk scheduling tool like Hellohire that does all the heavy lifting for you. All you have to do is send your candidates a scheduling link and technology will take care of screening, scheduling, reminders – and no shows.
Like they say, there’s an app for everything and the app for bulk scheduling candidates for group interviews is Hellohire!
Check it out!