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EasyHire.me Job Link

EasyHire.me Job Link

We have taken on the challenge of simplifying the workflow for prospecting candidates and further improve your easy hire experience.

Our approach combines two distinct ideas that we have been hearing from you –  provide actionable content for candidates and set up self-service workflows to deal with scale.

You can now create a public link to your EasyHire.me job posting and use it in all your job board postings, social media campaigns, and even email messages. Candidates will be able to click to take an On Demand interview immediately and not have to wait for you to schedule one. You also get notified on your Slack channel and Email when candidates submit their interviews.

Automate candidate prospecting and pre-screening
Automate candidate prospecting and pre-screening

Candidates visiting your job page can take interview right away!

EasyHire.me Job Link makes prospecting and pre-screening of candidates extremely easy! Cut down time and effort spent on prospecting candidates for your next job and streamline your interview process with EasyHire Job Links!

On-demand video interviews

On-demand video interviews

We’re excited to announce the on-demand video interviewing capability to our EasyHire.me Interview Management Platform. With EasyHire.me on-demand interviews, you can streamline and accelerate your pre-screening process.

On-demand interviews provide significant benefits to the hiring team. By creating a concise list of job-specific questions and inviting a number of promising applicants to record responses on their own time, the hiring team could get valuable pre-screening data to visually compare. This allows the hiring team to shortlist the most qualified applicants, much faster. The hiring team saves valuable time as no scheduling of interviews is required and the same interview recording can be shared and viewed multiple times.

On-demand interviews significantly simplify the hiring process for both the companies as well as the candidates. It is well-suited for even passive candidates as they can fit it into their busy schedules without taking time off work.

Check out our latest press release for more details.

Integration with Slack

Integration with Slack

We’re excited to announce EasyHire.me integration with Slack. With this integration, you would be able to configure a slack channel to receive interview reminders and notifications.

Follow these 4 steps to integrate EasyHire.me to your Slack account

Step 1: Click the “Add to Slack button” in Teams->Settings page

Step 2: Confirm the Slack team you want to integrate with

Step 3: Once confirmed, configure which notifications will be sent to slack 

Step 4: Now you can see your interview details, interview schedules, reminders, and notifications in you slack channel. 

Webinar – 5 ways to accelerate your interview process

Webinar – 5 ways to accelerate your interview process

We had a webinar session (on March 24) where Soham Mehta (Founder of KickStart) and Alex Vendrow (Co-Founder of EasyHir.me) talked about the challenges in hiring and building team, what are specific challenges when you are hiring in scale and how can you bring consistency and accountability in the interview process.

We also demoed the EasyHire.me interview platform showcased how it addresses the challenges mentioned by Soham and Alex:

  1. Bring consistency in the interviewing process
  2. Make objective assessments based on job requirements
  3. Reduce personal biases in the evaluation process
  4. Bring transparency and accountability in the selection process
  5. Increase the effectiveness of the interviews

 

What type of interviewer are you?

What type of interviewer are you?

Interviewing is an art! It is a self taught skill that you need to learn and master yourself.  There is no clear-cut course that teaches you how to be a good interviewer. An effective interviewer makes their candidate feel comfortable and relaxed to bring the best out of them in order to ascertain what skills they can bring to the table. They inspire the candidate to want to be part of their initiative and engage them in introspective discussions. They make the candidate contemplate on how they can improve themselves and their peers.

You can be more successful as an interviewer by being conscious as to whom you are interviewing. Before commencing the interview, first establish the role and the job you are interviewing the candidate for. Are you interviewing for a customer facing role or a product development role? Additionally, while interviewing, be aware of the type of person you are talking to. Are you talking to a fresh graduate or an industry veteran? Would the candidate be reporting to you or would he be joining the team as your peer? These are but few of the factors that you should consider before initiating the interview. By analyzing and deciding all of these factors, you can pick a candidate who is best suitable for your work style and the job at hand, and hopefully, a long-term contributor to your company.

Here are some crucial qualities that you can pick from as the interviewer:

  • Assertive: If you are going to be their manager, establish the company’s hierarchy and accountability in a positive manner. Act like his manager and give the candidate a realistic glimpse on how you see them fitting in your company.
  • Collaborative: If you are interviewing your peer, solve problems together with the candidate. Your interview should aim in not only finding out how suitable the candidate is for the job but also how good it is to work with him.
  • Inquisitive: If you are interviewing your boss, talk about his vision and plans for the company and evaluate if he has the abilities to execute on them. Share your passion and commitment towards the job and find out if they are aligned with his.

Your evaluation on the candidate should depend on the interview session. If you were a tough interviewer, go easy on the evaluation. If you were collaborative and friendly, be tough on the evaluation. Finally, the choice is yours to pick a persona and conduct the interview accordingly.  Plan ahead – study the candidate, choose the appropriate persona, and provide a rounded, insightful evaluation on the candidate.

Phone calls from EasyHire web interface

Phone calls from EasyHire web interface

EasyHire.me is thrilled to announce a significant addition to its interview platform. The award winning cloud-enabled interview platform now incorporates a WebRTC-powered phone calling from within its web interface. Recruiters and hiring managers can now call candidates on their conventional phones from within the EasyHire.me Interview Room. Similar to video interviews, the phone interviews can be recorded and shared with the hiring team.

Hiring the right talent demands a tremendous amount of time and money. The EasyHire.me platform revolutionizes the hiring process by making interviews both structured and easy to conduct. It provides tools and workflows to conduct phone & video interviews that could be recorded and shared with team to collaborate and make evidence-based hiring decisions.

EasyHire.me is the state-of-the-art platform to schedule, interview and review candidates, all in one place! The unrivaled platform gives hiring managers, recruiters, and HR personnel the tools they need to successfully and efficiently recruit top talent in their industry. The startup is based in Silicon Valley and is founded on the basis of bringing cutting-edge technology to enable a structured and reliable process for recruiting professionals.

How to perform well In a video interview

How to perform well In a video interview

Over the last decade, our lives have changed considerably, as new technology is constantly being implemented. Modern technology is changing the world we live in: our work, education, daily activities, and now, the recruitment process. Over the years, video calls have become more reliable and ubiquitous than ever and it has become part of our everyday life.

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Video interviews are gaining widespread acceptance in corporate recruiting process. Currently, numerous companies are developing platforms to conduct video interviews in order to recruit potential candidates. These new platforms are exceptionally convenient, allowing them to evaluate each candidate without taking the time to meet them face-to-face.

A video interview works the same way as a face-to-face interview; the interviewer asks a series of questions to the candidate and evaluates them based on their knowledge and how they present themselves. The latter can get quite nerve-racking, as many of us might feel uncomfortable and uneasy talking to someone unfamiliar and trying to convince them why they’re the best for the job. However, instead of struggling and avoiding video interviews altogether, we have devised a few tips on how to overcome your fear and impress the employer.

  • Practice

    As a famous author once said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.” Before a video interview, practice answering potential questions and general questions about yourself. Try speaking in front of a mirror to further improve your facial expressions; this will definitely carry on to the interview, as you will feel confident in what you are saying.

  • Dress professionall

     When choosing your attire, it is essential that you dress appropriately. By dressing professionally, you convey a great impression to the interviewer and let them know that you are serious for the position. Additionally, dress in light colors against a dark background and dark colors against a light background. Plan ahead and keep your clothes ready for the interview well in advance. Remember, “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in a costume of failure.”

  • Be confident

    In a video interview, it is necessary to exhibit yourself as someone who is confident of themselves and in what they do. In order to accomplish this, look directly at the camera and not at the screen. By looking directly at the interviewer, whatever you say will be more effective and will be taken more seriously. Nod and smile to further show your interest in the interview. Additionally, verbalize and articulate your words clearly and loudly so that you can express all of your thoughts and ideas.

  • Create a list of questions to ask the interviewer

    After the interviewer evaluates you and asks all the questions necessary, you are typically given the opportunity to ask some questions of your own. Having this in mind, create a list of questions beforehand to ask the interviewer. For example, you can ask about the management style of the company, the prospects for growth, or aspects of the company culture.

Clearly, video interviews are becoming the new norm in the recruitment process. It is to your advantage that you adapt to the modern times sooner – embrace video interviews and take the upper hand in the competitive job market.

A cutting-edge video interview platform

A cutting-edge video interview platform

EasyHire.me Proudly Announces Its Cutting-Edge Interviewing Platform

This state-of-the-art platform makes conducting interviews a simple and effective process, making it effortless to find the suitable candidate for a job. The unrivaled platform gives hiring managers, recruiters, and HR personnel the tools they need to successfully and efficiently recruit top talent in their industry.

In this day and age, hiring the right talent for a position demands a tremendous amount of time and money. EasyHire.me changes this. It revolutionizes the hiring process by making interviews both structured and easy to conduct. EasyHire.me enriches your interview experience with large video and interactive tools to conduct an effective interview, making it convenient for both parties.

The latest updates to EasyHire.me allows you to:

  • Plan and structure your interviews with appropriate questions, evaluation criteria, and rating scale.
  • Engage your candidate in a live video conversation with screen sharing capabilities. Conduct the interview using your compiled list of questions while making notes and rating candidates’ responses.
  • Quickly and easily share interview recordings, feedback, and notes, and collaborate with your team to make evidence‐based hiring decisions.

EasyHire.me is a cloud‐based interviewing platform with interactive tools, workflows, and data collection for successful recruiting in the job market. The startup is based in Silicon Valley and is founded on the basis of bringing a structured and reliable resource to recruiting professionals.

Benefits of a Structured Interview

Benefits of a Structured Interview

Has anyone in the history of hiring ever employed anyone without conducting some type of interview? Seriously doubt it! Interview is an important process when you decide whether to allow the “outsider” into the “family” or not. There have been volumes written about how the first five minutes of an interview decide whether you get the job or not. Instead of collecting objective data, the hiring decisions are influenced by gut feelings of the interviewer.

…“the first five minutes” of an interview are what really matter, describing how interviewers make initial assessments and spend the rest of the interview working to confirm those assessments. So, if they like you, they look for reasons to like you more. If they don’t like your handshake or the awkward introduction, then the interview is essentially over because they spend the rest of the meeting looking for reasons to reject you. –  Lazlo Bock, Google’s Senior Vice President of People Operations

Let’s understand the goal of interview process. It is to achieve a good fit between the people and the jobs.  The interview process determines how the candidate will perform once they join the team.  So it is important that the selection process is based on a scientific approach and not on gut feelings. Scientific approach involves administering a structured interview where the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job are assessed in a systematic manner across candidates.

“The interview structure, an interviewer’s experience and the number of people being interviewed in succession all play a role in the decision making on a job candidate,”  said Patrick Raymark, psychology department chair at Clemson University.

A good interview process involves collecting unbiased data on the candidates that enables the hiring manager to make the right hire. To make such critical decision, the interview process should aim to collect data that assures that the person is the best fit. Unfortunately, most interviews predict an applicant’s actual ability only between 1% to 4% accuracy.  This can be minimized and almost eliminated by adopting a structured interview approach.

What is a Structured Interview Process?

  • Before the interview – Plan end to end. Post the job and source the candidates. Before interviewing, define the evaluation criteria and rating scales. Put together a set of appropriate interview questions for assessing the candidates.
  • During the interview – Conduct an engaged interview session. Ask each candidate the same set of questions in the same order if possible. Take detailed interview notes for each question. Use the evaluation criteria and scale to rate the candidate’s response.
  • After the interview – Compare all the candidates interviewed by all the interviewers. Analyze the interviews and ratings and normalize the evaluation data across interviewers. Then, make a data-driven decision on who best fits the role.

On the onset, structured interviews seem tedious but in reality it is a highly effective hiring process. Adopting an end-to-end structured approach shortens the overall hiring time.

The best part of the structured interview is that it is effective, consistent and fair. All candidates go through the same process, are treated objectively and asked the same set of questions. Each interviewer is focused in asking the relevant set of questions and evaluates the candidates based on the job criteria.  Since the hiring managers have the same set of  information for every candidate, the hiring decisions are made faster and with greater confidence.

Recruiting in Today’s World

Recruiting in Today’s World

With technology, networking, and social media, recruiting in today’s world is changing drastically.

Candidates today are going about job-hunting in unique ways than generations in the past. Platforms like LinkedIn allow people to reach out to contacts directly in order to make connections and test the waters for a possible job opportunity. Websites such as indeed.com or careerbuilder.com are giving candidates the power to search for job openings quickly and efficiently. With tools like this in place making the job search easier, candidates are expecting the hiring process to also be quick and seamless.

Unfortunately, the hiring process is greatly lagging. A variety of setbacks is keeping the process from advancing and therefore discouraging potential recruits. The hiring process is the first experience talent has with a company. If it is unorganized, frustrating, or requires too much time, the candidate is likely to move on to another lead. The process is a direct reflection of how the company does business as a whole. If recruiting is not dialed in, it is likely other aspects of the company are not as well.

Top talent today look for companies that they can connect with – it is important to them to feel empowered at work. Especially when recruiting millennials, this generation is known for its dedication to the mentality of making the world a better place. Ensuring your recruiting process accurately depicts not only your company culture but the way business is handled is essential. In doing this, you are helping attract and hire the talent that will be the best fit with the team and also be motivated to give it his or her all. Being upfront with a candidate from the beginning is key in order to grow a candidate into a top employee.

While budgeting, time, and limited resources can leave you wondering how to build the right hiring process, there are still many solutions out there. Focus on the strengths in your recruiting department and build from there. Take advantage of recruiting platforms such as the websites mentioned earlier to post jobs and make connections. And finally, use an interview platform that solves the problems of budget, time, and resources. EasyHire gives you the power to conduct multiple interviews in a day during less time with video capabilities, recording features, and an extensive interview question database.

Make your recruiting process your highlight, not your downfall.