Welcome to our series How To Hire Your Next Employee: The Ultimate Guide. In today’s post, we describe how to schedule interviews with ApplicantStack.
Before we continue, let’s review where we are in our series:
- Create a Job Description
- Prescreening Preparation
- Post Job to Job Boards
- Candidate Screening
- Schedule Interviews
- Collecting Team Feedback
- Making Your Selection
- Extending The Job Offer
- Hiring Your Next Employee
The Challenges of Interview Scheduling
Manual interview scheduling is a logistical headache. It is also a bottleneck in the hiring process for many companies. There are just so many moving parts. There’s the applicant’s availability. Each member of the interviewing team has schedule constraints.
How do you get all of your managers and applicants scheduled for an interview without all the back-and-forth of email confirmations and schedule alignment?
Barriers to Applicant Communication
If you’re trying to schedule by phone, you may have to make several attempts. Manual emails are error-prone. Listing the wrong time is easy to do when you’re sending dozens of emails out simultaneously. When an applicant needs to reschedule, the chaos starts all over again.
ApplicantStack Schedules Interviews Brilliantly
ApplicantStack makes scheduling interviews a breeze. You can even give candidates the power to select a date and time that is mutually available.
How ApplicantStack Automates Interview Scheduling
ApplicantStack integrates with Google Calendar and Office 365. You have two ways to schedule: you can choose a time or allow the applicant to select an interview time from pre-cleared calendar slots.
If you enable applicant self-scheduling, the candidate will be emailed a link to your scheduling calendar. When they follow the link, they will see your interview calendar. They can only schedule during a slot your hiring team has already designated.
The benefits of ApplicantStack automated interview scheduling:
- Improves the applicant experience by allowing self-scheduling from a connected device
- Decreases time-to-hire by eliminating back-and-forth calls and emails
- Reduces abandoned applications due to schedule confusion
- Allows your hiring team to focus on top candidates instead of manually scheduling interviews
Automated Interview Scheduling Improves The Applicant Journey
It’s getting tougher and tougher to find quality employees in today’s labor market. To be competitive, you need to provide an exceptional applicant journey. Confusing interview scheduling downgrades the applicant journey quickly.
Automated interview scheduling with ApplicantStack strengthens your company brand. You are less likely to lose an applicant due to a clunky interview scheduling process.
Thanks for checking out our series How To Hire Your Next Employee: The Ultimate Guide.
In our next post, we will discuss how to efficiently collect feedback from members of your hiring team.
Take a look at this entire series as an infographic!
- Why 2021 Hiring is Hopeless Without an Applicant Tracking System - November 20, 2020
- Why Structured Interviews are Critical [Win at Hiring in 2021] - November 10, 2020
- Root Out These 7 Insidious Hiring Biases to Increase Workforce Diversity - July 2, 2020