Candidates: Are you interviewing and need support?
Hiring events are some of the most stressful, ad hoc experiences faced by recruiting teams. Large groups of candidates, uncoordinated schedules, short windows of time with each candidate — the stakes are high. And if an event does not go well, there is little pipeline to show for the effort. That said, they are among the most rewarding when managed effectively.
Traditionally, organizing hiring events or assessment centers involves a painstaking back-and-forth between recruiters and candidates. Recruiters are left the task of balancing hectic candidate schedules (as is often the case for college students) with limited space and hiring manager availability. Or worse, long lines of frustrated candidates waiting to get into an interview.
Event scheduling software exists, but many of these solutions are unintuitive or overengineered. Some HireVue customers reported spending over an hour to create a single hiring event.
On February 21, HireVue customers gain the ability to set up hiring events in under five minutes via the new event functionality. The process from that point is seamless and automated: candidates invited to the event simply select the block of time that works best for them.
A brief overview of HireVue Coordinate: Coordinate is an interview scheduling software that eliminates administrative tasks that take recruiters away from engaging with their candidates. By integrating the calendars of recruiters, hiring managers, and conference rooms, candidates can self-schedule or reschedule their interviews based on real-time availability.
The event functionality allows users to schedule several candidates into specific time slots for hiring events, career fairs, assessment centers, or meetings.
Here’s how it works:
We wanted to hone in on the aspects of event scheduling that mattered while focusing on ease of use and maximizing productivity. Our customers who have been beta-testing this Event functionality are reporting smoother hiring events, increased flexibility for busy hiring managers, and simple, candidate-friendly scheduling for assessment centers.
With easy hiring event creation for recruiters and seamless scheduling for candidates, you’ll be able to increase the number of candidates who attend events while decreasing the time and effort it takes to get them there.
Learn more about Coordinate.
Josh Tolman is a senior product manager at HireVue. As the product manager. he works with design and development to identify HireVue customers' pain points and develop solutions that help them get to the best talent, faster. Find Josh on LinkedIn.