If I was going to liken the interview process to something, I would describe it to be much like a first date. Sometimes, the interviewee is the more adamant party – they’ve done their research on Facebook and the web, and they want badly to be with this company. Other times, the company interviewing is the pursuant. Perhaps they’ve heard through colleagues and friends that this person would be a good fit.
These experiences can be incredible – a connection can be there, and the conversation that occurs can be sharp and clever and interesting. After it’s over, each person leaves and there is excitement about the future. On the other hand, there could be zero connection. Zero chemistry. (Mayday! Mayday! Abort ship!) The candidate might have looked incredible on paper, but it becomes obvious from the start that this is not what either side had in mind.
Enter Avaya Scopia – a video communication technology that provides organizations a powerful tool to screen applicants before things go too far. This solution helps strengthen and clarify the interview process.
Many times, the “getting to know each other” phase of a job is the following:
• John has been wanting to work for Company X for some time. He sees an opening, and sends in his resume.
• Company X is interested in John and the HR department sets up a phone interview.
• The phone interview goes seemingly well. To HR, John seems to possess most of the qualities needed for the job. From the bullet points of what they are looking for, John is a 8/10.
• HR sets a meeting for John to meet with the manager(s) with whom this person would be working. The managers at hand set aside time out of their days to meet with John.
• John has to request off work for the day because he is not sure how long the interviews will go.
• John arrives, and meets with the first manager. 7 minutes in, and it becomes apparent to both parties that John is not a good fit for this company. While he does possess many good qualities, his background does not provide a good fit for the role. The interviews proceed, though, since John came in and time has been allotted.
This is a real-world situation. Had HR set up an interview using Avaya Scopia, the amount of time and energy that had been wasted would have been a lot less. John wouldn’t have had to leave his house. The hiring managers would have felt less obligated to offer a full interview since John hadn’t taken the time to come in and meet.
Use Anywhere, Anytime
This is just one example of the compelling technology behind Avaya Scopia. It can be used on any device at any location. While it works well in one-on-one situations like this, it can also be used a virtual conference room.
If you are interested in learning more, reach out to me at STL Communications. I promise not to lead you on and I will definitely not “ghost” you (dating lingo). STL has been around for nearly 30 years and we take our relationships very seriously. Call me – (314) 205-7133 or email [email protected].