According to LinkedIn’s research the traditional way of interviewing candidates is widely used and believed to be an effective interview method. However, the research also shows that traditional interviews fail in getting a better understanding of candidate soft skills and weaknesses, and based on their research, LinkedIn has come up with 5 techniques on how to improve the old model of interviewing candidates:
We, DigitalCareer, know how essential it is to recruit the right digital candidates with the right competences. We agree that improving job interviews with innovative methods can result in getting a better understanding of candidates’ soft skills and weaknesses, and finally end up with long-term high quality employers.
However, the innovative interview methods presented by LinkedIn: Job Auditions, Virtual Reality (VR), Video Interviews and Casual Interviews “over a meal”, are from our point of view practically challenging.
We do see a potential in these innovative methods, and we constantly strive to improve ourselves, and be ahead of the game. Therefore, we would like to present how DigitalCareer implement innovative techniques into our interviews:
We work with a more practical approach to enhance our interviews through the two following techniques:
Through our experience of interviewing thousands of candidates, we know by first-hand-experience that by implementing the above-mentioned, it has created a more casual atmosphere in our interviews. The candidates reveal more of their “real selves”, which gives us and our clients a more realistic view on how the candidates will behave and function in a work place after a three-month-employment.
These two innovative interview techniques can have a positive impact on how to achieve a more predictable screening of candidates’ future success in a given workplace. These two techniques have surely been a success for DigitalCareer so far.
Our mission is to help our clients and candidates to find each other. If you think we have overlooked something or want to share any thoughts in innovative interview techniques, you are more than welcome to share it with us.