November 20, 2023

What happened to efficient debriefing?


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

I think it existed. Maybe?

👉The delay in interview debriefs is the biggest barrier to efficient hiring at scale.

Once upon a time, everything was done in the office. That by itself didn’t make interviews more efficient. But it did allow for two things to happen more easily:

1. Interviews with the whole team in 1 day.

2. Debriefs and decisions happening THAT DAY.

This isn’t a dynamic that’s exclusive to onsite interviewing. And no, not every onsite interview gave feedback that quickly. But out of sight, out of mind is a real thing.

In the post covid remote world, I think we can all agree that interview drag – the time it takes to make decisions after an interview happens – has gotten out of hand. It can take days (weeks?) for someone to ‘meet’ an entire team. And just as long to get everyone to sync up afterward.

And what happens then these delays happen not for one hire, but dozens? A hiring train wreck that pushed back any business initiative you were hoping to kick off.

Event based hiring accomplishes this. Set an onsite process with strict parameters around debriefs. They happen before your team goes home for the day. Every time.

Quick turn around makes acceptance rates skyrocket. And no one gets ghosted. Magic.

Crazy part: this can also be done remote! It just doesn’t for some reason. Just bake it into your process. Pre-schedule a 4:30 live sync for everyone involved.

Full episode of The 10 Minute Talent Rant, ep 77: Onsite Interviews Are Better here.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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