Subject Matter Experts
We all know that phone screening technical talent or highly specialized skill sets is difficult and highly subjective – especially if the interviewer isn’t technical themselves. In a small to mid-size organization, there may only be one person in the company who knows “good versus great answers” to domain-specific questions. In most cases, this person is also the current hiring manager, one of the busiest people in the company.
Cooperative Phone Screens
Recruiters already put in the time and work to phone screen candidates, but our calls typically require a second or third call with someone from the hiring team. By introducing cooperative phone screens through the HONEiT Interview Platform, Recruiters can facilitate advanced phone screens by asking the right questions, the very same questions a Subject Matter Expert would ask. After the call, Hiring Managers can listen to a few audio highlights, to quickly determine good vs. great answers and optimal next steps.
If a candidates nailed their answers, let’s get them on-site quickly. No need for another one or two phone interviews. Even if the hiring manager wants a follow-up call to dig deeper, they’re already familiar with a candidate’s knowledge and experience, and can tailor the second conversation to HONE in on the remaining unknowns. This is also an efficient way for Recruiter’s to share potential diamonds in the rough or high-potential candidates who may not check every box, but worth sharing.
Tag Teams also work well in staffing agencies or within recruiting departments. Junior recruiters can quickly share a few highlights with their recruiting manager or team lead, who have more experience to know a good versus great answer, without bothering the client. Now Recruiters don’t need to be an expert in every field we recruit for, we only need to know the right questions to ask, and who is better equipped to understand a good versus great answer.
We’re excited to accelerate and improve the interview experience for everyone involved with the hiring process.
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