I'm looking for guidance for how to conduct lunch as an interviewer.
The "Ordering Multiple Interviews" mentions time allocation and possibly inviting multiple directs, but doesn't talk to how to orchestrate the time during lunch. Other podcasts I find talk about lunch but from the perspective of an interviewee.
It seems challenging to treat lunch as just another interview time in terms of logistics (note taking, etc.) And if you do invite multiple directs, you don't want to turn it into a panel interview.
However, leaving lunch totally casual and unplanned seems to be leaving a good chunk of valuable, limited interviewing time on the floor.
Any tips as to some middle ground that allows eating and socializing, but contributes to the interviewing process? Am I missing a relevant podcast?
Thanks in advance.