Interview scheduling can be a tedious and time-consuming task for recruiters and hiring managers. Recruiters often need to send multiple emails or make multiple phone calls back and forth with candidates to schedule an interview. This process can take days or even weeks, and it can be difficult to find a time that works for both parties.
In addition to being time-consuming, coordinating interview times can also be frustrating for candidates. They may need to take time off work, arrange for childcare, or make other arrangements to be able to attend the interview. If the process of scheduling the interview is slow or confusing, it can negatively impact their impression of the company and their interest in the position.
According to a recent study by the HR Research Institute, these challenges are faced by a majority of organizations. As a result, 46% of HR professionals say they definitely or maybe will increase interview scheduling automation over the next year. The reason being they would like to focus more on:
- Engaging in more strategic planning
- Analyzing more metrics to determine recruiting success
Automating interview scheduling can help alleviate these issues. By using automated scheduling software, recruiters and hiring managers can quickly and easily find time that works for both parties. This can save them time and help them focus on more important tasks, such as assessing candidates' qualifications. At the same time, it can also provide a better experience for candidates, as they can It also provides better experience for candidates, as they can book interview time as per their availability see available interview times and schedule an appointment at their convenience. Overall, automating interview scheduling can streamline the process, improve the candidate experience and make the hiring process more efficient for everyone involved.
With the above commonly faced challenges in mind, Talview has developed a preference interview scheduling feature that simplifies the scheduling process and reduces candidate drop-offs. Candidates can choose their most preferred time for an interview as per the recruiter’s calendar. In this blog, we will discuss four ways in which Talview's preference interview scheduling can help reduce candidate drop-offs.
4 Ways How Preference Interview Scheduling Reduces Candidate Drop Offs
1. Sharing Interviewer Availability
One of the biggest challenges in interview scheduling is coordinating schedules with multiple interviewers. Talview's preference interview scheduling feature addresses this challenge by simplifying scheduling interactions, auto-scheduling interviews, and improving interview allocation. Interviewers can share their availability, and specific date overrides and holidays can be set to ensure that the scheduling process is streamlined.
2. Availability-Based Self-Scheduling
Another key feature of Talview's preference interview scheduling is availability-based self-scheduling. This allows candidates to schedule their own interviews by choosing a time that is convenient for them. This not only reduces interview cancellations but also reduces the time it takes to schedule an interview. Additionally, the feature enables RSVP negotiations and shows interviewer availability to candidates, allowing them to choose the best time for their interview.
3. Candidate Slot Booking
To further streamline the scheduling process, Talview's preference interview scheduling also includes a candidate slot booking feature. This feature allows candidates to self-book interviews by choosing slots shared by the interviewers. This helps reduce no-shows and reduces scheduling interactions between the candidate and the recruiter. Additionally, the feature sends interview notifications for RSVP negotiations without exposing interviewer details, ensuring confidentiality.
4. Enable Scheduling in Bulk
Talview's preference interview scheduling also allows for flexible interview scheduling, enabling recruiters to process high volume candidates faster. The platform allows recruiters to schedule multiple interviews at once. This eliminates the need for selecting a time or selecting interviewers, saving recruiters a significant amount of time and effort.
In conclusion, Talview's preference interview scheduling feature offers a variety of tools and capabilities to make the scheduling process more efficient and less prone to candidate drop-offs. From simplifying scheduling interactions and enabling self-scheduling, to allowing for bulk scheduling, this feature provides a comprehensive solution for streamlining the scheduling process. Furthermore, availability-based scheduling, candidate slot booking and showing interviewer availability to candidates are some of the key functionalities that makes scheduling more personalized and candidate friendly. By using Talview's preference interview scheduling, recruiters can free up their time rather than spending hours trying to coordinate schedules and focus on what matters most: identifying the best candidates for the job.