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How To Avoid A Slow Hiring Process

The Recruiting Reel Episode 16: How To Avoid A Slow Hiring Process

In the 16th episode of The Recruiting Reel, Samantha Lambert, Director of Human Resources at Blue Fountain Media, provides actionable tips for what to do when you have a slow hiring process. Here’s the transcript:

Josh Tolan: Hey everyone, my name is Josh Tolan and I’m the founder and CEO of Spark Hire, the leading video interviewing platform used by thousands of organizations around the world.

And this is The Recruiting Reel, a video series in which we discuss real recruiting challenges with prominent recruiting experts so you walk away with actionable tips you can apply to your own recruiting.

I am very excited to welcome Samantha Lambert to the show today. She is currently the Director of Human Resources at Blue Fountain media and she brings a wealth of recruiting  and HR experience to the show.

You may have also seen her quoted on various media outlets such as, Business News Daily, Mediabistro, and the Spark Hire blog.

We asked Samantha about some of the things that are slowing down the hiring process and what you can do to prevent that from happening and this was her response!

Samantha Lambert: Hi there, my name is Samantha Lambert and I am the Director of Human Resources here at Blue Fountain Media a full service digital marketing agency. I’m here to share my thoughts on recruitment, what slows it down, and what you can do to streamline the process.   

Decision making.  Decision making slows down recruitment. Depending on how many rounds of interviews take place, organizations can and will miss out on top talent and top choice for hire if the process drags too long. I suggest implementing group interviews, or quick “intro-views” as I like to call them.  That’s when the hiring manager allows some face time between their team and the candidate to help assess their fit.

When you have buy in for a majority of those you work with, a decision will come faster. It’s also the best way to maintain or create that team dynamic and go the distance.  After all, that’s what all organizations aim for.

Thank you!

Josh Tolan: YES! The interviewing phase of the hiring process is where some teams will thrive and but many will falter. Without structured collaboration, decisions not only take longer to make, but you’re also probably going to end up with the wrong fit.

This is why I love the concept of “intro-views.” And, I think you can actually take it a step further by adding one-way video interviews to your process.

I know, I know, shameless plug…but, many organizations are using one-way video interviews as a way to involve key hiring stakeholders without needing to align schedules because everybody can watch the video interviews when it’s convenient for them.

Now, you’re benefitting from the collaboration aspect of the “intro-view” concept while also taking advantage of the speed that the one-way video interview provides.

I want to thank Samantha Lambert for coming on today’s show. I encourage everybody to connect with her on LinkedIn. Also, follow her company, Blue Fountain Media on Twitter @BFMweb.

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Thanks again for watching and happy recruiting everyone!

Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the Founder and CEO of Spark Hire, a video interviewing platform used by 6,000+ customers in over 100 countries.