I think we can all easily agree that the interviewing process can be awkward. We have all likely had at least one bad experience, whether we’re on the candidate or company side. Which is why I feel so many of us can relate to the process, especially if we are interviewing candidates.. And most of us will be in the position of being a candidate again in the future. We have all spent hours researching company values , figuring out interview dress codes, trying to make small talk with new people — the list goes on. And despite putting in so much effort to prepare, many of us have stories of poor treatment during the interview process with a company. I once had the CEO of a company tell me that being laid off by a previous company was the result of trusting a female leader.
Unfortunately, bad candidate experiences are all too common during the interview process, despite hiring being a critical part of an organization’s overall business strategy.
People are an organization’s greatest asset and building a strong team starts with the interview process. Being able to attract and engage talent is critical to a strong hiring process, so how do you ensure you are doing this while interviewing remotely?
We’ve outlined some tips on how you can create a strong remote candidate experience:
While remote interviewing poses new challenges to the hiring process, the important thing to remember is that aside from the technical aspect, not much changes. Get creative with how you engage candidates and most importantly, treat them as people. We’ve all been on the other side of the table before, so it should be our goal as the hiring team to make the process as comfortable, transparent, and smooth as possible for candidates.