I am seeking feedback regarding the value of peer interviewing. Would you recommend using it and where do you incorporate in the search process?
I am about to start the process to fill an entry-level position. For past candidate searches I have had candidates interview with me and the different leaders of the five business units that comprise our total department. The final step for a candidate is to interview with the team leader.
I am thinking about introducing peer interviewing to this search process. My direct's are comprised mostly of entry-level hires with 1-3 years of experience, plus 2 senior directs with 20+ years. I would like to use the directs to interview 3-5 candidates to narrow down to 1-2 candidates. The final 2 candidates would then return for interviews with business unit managers and team leader.
I hope the directs can provide greater insight into the attributes of each candidate and the candidates ability to succeed in this position. Second, I expect the directs will develop a greater ownership stake in the new hires success. I also expect it to be a career development step for my directs.
I appreciate feedback and recommendations.