Recruiting is a multifaceted, collaborative effort that typically involves several people. From the initial phone screen to the second, third or even fourth interview – we know it can be challenging for recruiters to get the feedback they need about applicants after they've been interviewed.
To help streamline the recruitment process, we've created "Interviews."
What are "Interviews?"
This feature allows admins to create "Interviews" in Humi, which are custom forms where they can create standardized interview questions for each job posting.
You can create different types of interviews depending on the way you structure the interview questions.
- You can create a structured interview guide for the interviewer containing a list of specific interview questions to ask the applicant (ex: Tell me about a challenge or conflict you've faced at work and how you dealt with it).
- You can add feedback questions about the applicant that are solely meant for the interviewer (ex: What are the applicant's strengths and/or areas of concern?)
- You can add a combination of both types of questions
If the interview was created with direct questions for the applicant, you should have it open while conducting your interview with the applicant so you can ask the questions and record the applicant's responses directly in Humi.
Once created, admins can assign the interview to anyone on the hiring team for use during their in-person or virtual interview with the applicant(s).
In "Recruiting" under their "My Interviews" tab employees can see a table with all the interviews they've ever been assigned. This tab contains a historical record of all previously submitted and pending interviews.
Interviewers should open the assigned interview in Humi (Recruiting > My Interviews > Find the applicant) and use it while interviewing the applicant to ask the required questions and record their responses directly in Humi.
This new tool will help you effortlessly gather the hiring team's feedback about applicants and can help you make hiring decisions faster.
Benefits of using "Interviews"
- Reduce hiring bias – Interview feedback and evaluations are anonymous until all hiring team members have submitted their responses. We do this to prevent one person's input from biasing another person's feedback. This is important because as your company grows, there may be a legal requirement to prove that there wasn't bias in the hiring process.
Note: Admins can see everyone's interview evaluations anytime they're submitted regardless of if all hiring team members have completed their "Interview" in Humi.
- Measure and improve your interview process – You'll be able to see if the interview questions you're asking are actually giving you a good sense of your applicants and whether they're a good fit for the role after the interview is completed.
- Make hiring decisions faster – The hiring team can better understand where applicants rank against each other by reviewing their interview results. This can help you feel more confident when making your hiring decision and cut down on hiring time.
How to use "Interviews" in Humi
Step 1: Create the "Interview" – Only admins can create "Interviews" for job postings.
Step 2: Assign the "Interview" – Once the "Interview" is created, you'll need to assign it to the applicant and the interviewer on the hiring team. The interviewer will see this interview in the recruiting module under their "My Interviews" tab.
Note: Only members of the hiring team can be assigned an interview.
Step 3: Complete your assigned interview in Humi – Interviewers should open the interview in Humi (Recruiting > My Interviews) and use it while interviewing with the applicant to record the applicant's responses to each question easily.
Step 4: Once all interviewers have submitted their "Interview" in Humi, they'll be able to view the interview evaluations submitted by all participants.
With the "Interview" tool, you'll be able to make well-informed hiring decisions faster and more efficiently to spend more time on other business objectives.
Now that you have a better understanding of the "Interview" tool, you're ready to move on to Step 1.