teresaman's profile thumbnail
This is interesting, thanks for sharing! I can see this format benefiting those who may not have an extroverted personality or adept at thinking on their feet, but are excellent written communicators and planners who can prepare good async interview materials.
KsushaBusheva's profile thumbnail
Exactly Teresa! Here is our article also talking about how this way of interviewing reduces discrimination. https://asynchr.com/blog/tpost/po1yd2upk1-how-does-asynchronous-hiring-reduce-disc
iynna's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing - I had no idea this was a thing and I don't know how I feel about it. It's great to have options, I can't deny that... however I still believe that the beauty of face to face conversation (well even via Zoom) is to get a feel/a vibe of the person in front of you, you're not just testing someone's approach to the question asked but also checking their energy, their presence live (life is about being live). Granted someone could be having a bad day, as to why the hiring process can take some time, multiple rounds of discussion etc. Also there is always the chance that you are not getting the genuine/authentic voice of the candidate if you give too much time to think for those answers. My 0.02 and eager to hear someone who has used this approach for a while and what were the outcomes!
KsushaBusheva's profile thumbnail
Thank you for your opinion Iynna! The way I look at giving time to think for the answers actually helps you to get a more objective and authentic voice of candidates as they get some time to think through and provide a clear answer.
iynna's profile thumbnail
Curious how long have you used this method? And what has been the difference from the status quo (e.g quality of candidates perspective? Retention metrics etc)
tonianni's profile thumbnail
Thanks for writing about this. I went through a similar process pre-COVID in applying for a job in social work. I absolutely enjoyed the process and got through to the final round which was to be a workshop face to face but I couldn’t go forward with it.After going through it I wondered why more tech companies weren’t using this sort of process. It worked for me personally because the questions asked were not generalised they were based around actual work scenarios, the video submission gave me a chance to put myself forward without the distraction that someone else being on screen could bring.I do think that a mix of this practice and a face to face, ideally one or two not five + is the way forward
KsushaBusheva's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing your experience, Antonia!
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