Mar 17, 2017 08:37 AM EDT
Job interviews have become one of the more popular methods of conducting initial screening. While it has been effective for some companies, it may be time to find a more efficient way of finding out whether a candidate meets the qualifications for a specific role.
Fresh graduates can find a lot of tips online on how to do well in job interviews. There are tips on how to stay professional during a face-to-face talk with the hiring manager as well as interview mistakes that should be avoided.
Inc. reported that 81 percent of candidates lie during job interviews. Social psychologist Ron Friedman noted that this is creating a condition where people become dishonest simply because they believe that it's the only way to land a job.
Because of this, job interviews have lost their value as a tool for filtering which applicants can move on to the next level of screening. The information collected from these interviews are also inaccurate as there is no concrete way of knowing whether the candidate was honest or not.
Hiring managers are prone to having unconscious biases as well and may not always provide accurate evaluations of candidates. Moreover, even the way recruiters form questions already prove that these biases are there.
The solution, according to Friedman, is job auditions similar to auditions for musicians, singers and actors. It would make sense for hiring managers to let prospective employees demonstrate how they would do the job that they are applying for.
Recruiters can let candidates for the sales representative position to sell a certain product. For web designers, the process can include having them create a landing page for the company.
It's actually more like conducting practical exams on how well they meet the company's needs. With this, hiring managers can assess them as they do their job rather than through answering scripted questions.
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