Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Speed screening, anyone?

Emily Maltby, WSJ Nov 17, 2009, says companies are desperate to weed through the enormous responses they get for each job these days.

One company invited all respondents to their “open house.” Only a percentage attended.

Then they sort of did a “speed dating” thing—short interviews. They removed people who weren’t enthusiastic.

That left 68 people—these will be called for group, then individual, interviews.

Other cos are giving personality tests using 15-min questionnaires.

Yet another company has top candidates hang around the office four a few days, even attending some meetings.

I guess that would be slow hiring, not speed hiring. Whatever works. It’s certainly a buyer’s market.

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