[b]I am trying out a process new to me for group interviews. I am in the Hospitality business.
the concept is based on seeing and hearing from as many candidates as possible in a very short period of time (some preparation and a two hours meeting)
I would like to lay out the process and get some feedback. see overview below:[/b]
-job is posted and all applicants (who are at all qualified) are invited to a group interview. (an admin handles this part, by contacting the candidates and inviting them to the group interview with a brief overview of the format) candidates are asked to report dressed for work and to bring references.
-the leader of the search prepares a comprehensive presentation about the job, the company, goals, expectations, culture, hiring process, history etc. to sell the job to the candidates. all information that relates to selecting the right candidate is shared.
-a list of four basic questions are prepared. for example why are you a good fit for this job. why did you apply for this jobs
During the interview:
-candidates are checked in and references are collected. they are welcomed and an overview of the process is shared.
1. Presentation about company and job (with Q& A) it is stressed that any time they feel that the job is not a good fit for them, they are welcome to leave. they should only stay for the second part if they are still very interested in the position.
2. a ten minute break
3. candidates who return are asked the 3-4 basic questions. the starting point for each is rotated around the room so different groups get to go first and last on different questions.
4. a disc profile is filled out by each of the candidates. (these will be "run" later in the event that the candidate makes it further in the process)
5. after the candidates have gone the group of interviewers has a wrap meeting to discuss the best candidates.
The goal of all this is to identify the top candidates (many will de-select them selfs) to bring into the more in depth interview process (one on one interviews with behavioral questions, reference checks, and a practical evaluation)
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