- Omer Malad | July 18, 2019
Startups frequently operate with limited resources and often find themselves in tight spots, especially when it comes to expansion. Mostly there are only a handful of team members making all of the hiring decisions, putting a heavy burden on just a few people. Here are 3 ways to lessen that load, using interview scripts.
1. Get it right first timeSo what is an interview script, and why exactly is it so essential to hiring top talent? Well, we believe that the results of any recruitment effort depend entirely on the structure and strategy you use to direct your search. At Vervoe, we offer an Interview Script Library that provides you with the scripts you need to ask the right questions of your applicants, so you’re able to make informed hiring decisions accordingly. You won’t need to keep experts on hand for every part of your business. Your interview script has you covered. Moreover, since this approach can be applied to any position, you’ll be able to replicate that same level of success every time, just like some of the most successful companies in the world.
2. Automate time-consuming processesInterviewing is still a time and resources suck for most startups, even with a great interview script on hand. That’s where automated hiring comes in. With an automated hiring system, all applicants are invited to participate in an online interview that has been designed to perfectly suit the position you’re looking to fill. Entrepreneurs can surpass the startup hiring challenge; it’s a multi-faceted approach. First, specify the mandatory skills you need in a candidate, and then begin to build a script for an online interview from there. That said, there’s a certain amount of nuance that goes into the formation of each interview script. One cannot simply assemble a series of relevant questions and expect that it will simulate the interview experience for candidates. Rather, you actually need to take more care with online interviews to ensure that you strike the proper tone. We always suggest that interview scripts open up gently with some easier questions to get candidates primed for what’s to come. From that point on, it’s okay to add some video questions and those with time limits into the mix, since they keep candidates sharp and often reveal a great deal regarding their ability to act and think quickly.
Of course, don’t forget to include some sort of testing element to the interview, such as task assignments and real-world scenarios. These give candidates a chance to prove their worth and share their personal experience as it applies to the position in question. By the end of it all, you’ll have a refined group of applicants from which you can select a final few to conduct more traditional interviews with.