Speed interviewing--is it fair?
Did you read the article on the SHRM website about "speed interviewing"--comparable to those speed dating lunches where you sit with a potential date for 5 minutes and talk until a bell rings. In this process, applicants go through a series of interviewers at 5- to 10-minute intervals and must tell how their skill sets fit in with the company's needs.
The article acknowledges that this process is heavily weighed to the outgoing extroverts who can get their personal "elevator pitch" out in a few minutes. Seems to me it would only work for a few jobs--sales and customer service come to mind.
I don't think I ever would have gotten this job--or any job--using this process, or through a "phone screen" for that matter.The article says preparation for this process is the key, but I don't think I would do well no matter how prepared I was.
What do you all think of this?
i would like to know if speed interviewing works. even though i have never tried it speed dating would seem to be at least as effective as any other way of meeting people. i wonder if the same could be said about speed interviewing.
Usually it happens in mass hiring that speed interviews takes place specially in hospitality field were you can hire entry service members.
Of course it is not fair because to assess a candidate in the right way , it takes at least 30 to 45 mins but urgent or stressful business needs it happens.
Speed Interviewing is fair only for temporary or casual employess were an interview can take 5 to 15 mins.
While I usually get a feel for the person in the first few minutes, I don't think this style of interviewing is fair. Just because a person isn't outgoing doesn't mean they won't be a good employee. For me personally, I don't interview well anyway - I do better by showing you what I can do. If I was put in that high pressure interview, I don't know that I would come out on the best end of it.
As you said, it might be applicable for jobs that require really out-going, fast-thinking type individuals. However, overall, I don't like it.