The basic process of interviewing candidates for open positions hasn’t changed very much in the last century, despite radical changes in how people socialize and interact both in and out of the workplace.
Traditional interviews continue even though no one enjoys them!
Fortunately, recruiters looking to embrace a radical new approach and save countless hours of needless work (not to mention misery and frustration) can follow the lead of singles looking for love.
“Speed interviewing” and the concepts supporting it come directly from the social phenomena known as “speed dating.” Supported by lots of cognitive research that suggests initial intuition is as accurate as or more accurate than prolonged assessment, a few leading-edge organizations are hopping on board and testing speed interviewing as a possible solution to end the giant disconnect between society today and the HR systems of yesterday.
Where could speed dating come to life for you and your man?
Christy Christy Fitzwater is a writer and pastor’s wife living in Kalispell, Montana.
There is little argument that traditional interviews are time-consuming for all parties involved, often repetitive, and highly subjective.
If you include the time it takes to write up notes and to debrief the interview team with time actually spent interviewing candidates and multiply that by the number of candidates considered, you would quickly realize what a serious “time drain” interviews are on corporate resources.The first speed-dating event took place at Peet’s Café in Beverly Hills in late 1998.Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.Or follow her devotional blog at Christy Fitzwater. Home What is Speed Dating History of Speed Dating Ideal Speed Date Minutes Ideal Number of Dates Dressing for Speed Dates Advantages/Disadvantages From Gal’s Point of View From Guy’s Point of View Matches for Speed Dating Comparing Speed Dating Perfect for Single Parents After Speed Dating Ends Find Local Speed Dating No Matches! If you are very attractive, that is a great advantage.Summary of Rapid Dates Dressing in an attractive manner certainly helps, although there are many singles who only want to date other singles who "like me for who I am." Regardless of attire, good grooming is a must. Many people will choose you unless you come across as very vain.