Human Resources - Employee Relations
interviews are a distinction from inquiries. where as the objective may be the same - to probe the candidates background, experiences, aspirations etc., the need to tape (audio or video) is not something that would be in line with the normative practices in HR. as an HR professional, you have received adequate training in aspects related to judging the suitablility of a candidate. further there are tools (psychometric tests etc.) that help you to hone the selection criteria and results. also as much as recruitment is a 'science', it is also an 'art' which one perfects through experience.
i personally would not support such a proposition.
17th March 2006
Interview session SHOULD NOT be recorded.
17th March 2006 From India, Mumbai
The issue is indeed thought-provoking.However, I don't see what useful
purpose recording of an interview will serve unless there is a broader issue of the entire interview process being under some kind of suspicion.
Hiring,by definition, is entirely the domain of the prospective employer and the decision to select or reject is solely with the employer.Therefore,
there is no need to record a fair interview process and for bulk recruitment
I would prefer wrtten tests which have universal acceptance.
18th March 2006 From India, Kolkata
I strongly disagree with the idea of the interviews being taped with/without the consent of the interviewee, as rightly pointed out by you that the interviewee might become concious and will try to give an answer which should get taped and not the one which is desired by the panel.
since you mentioned that it was a panel interview, where is the need to get the interview taped ?as there are few learned people already in the room who can recollect the answers given by the interviewee at any later point of time.
the idea of an interview is to assess the interviewee but prior to that we as an interviewer must amke him feel comfortable, by recording the interview we are making him consious that the tape can be used at a later stage against him.
as it is we are constantly noting down the comments/statements that the interviewee makes in black and white so why is it necessary to record the interview?
I donot have any idea of the legal aspects about this procedure but ethically i feel that it is unethical on the part of the interviewer to even ask the interviewee about the interview being taped, (very few interviewees will disagree with the interviewer).
however whatever i have metioned is my personal point of view.
19th March 2006 From India, Hyderabad
believe.. me you can use it create an intimidating environment for the interviewee and that can measure his level of undergoing that stress..
However, if the interviewee does not agree to his interview being recorded.. he should give legitimate/logical reasons.. for the same.. or just chuck the interview and suggest that he shall not be comfortable being interviewed and recorded..
Its a choice.. for the candidates.
All-in-All was a refreshing topic that I read.. and appreciate the efforts of the original guy/gal who posted this idea
16th September 2006 From India, Thana
thank you so much for suggesting interview techniques.they were useful.
can u also pls give some tips for interviewee as nowadays placements are at peak.
also sir,companies generally take group discussions n than shortlist for interview.i have appeared in 2 GD's but couldnt clear it.
give m tips in this regard too.
24th November 2006 From India, Delhi
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