Scheduling – sounds simple enough, right? You’re just trying to get people in the same place at the same time. But in reality, the execution is anything but easy. I'm reminded of this challenge every time my friends and I try to get together. Finding a common time among everyone’s activities and commitments is increasingly difficult, and there are always one or two people who aren’t responsive. For as much as we enjoy spending time together, I’m always amazed when we actually get a date on our calendars.
For today’s recruiters, scheduling interviews is anything but a simple task. In fact, it's an ongoing struggle. In a survey of talent acquisition leaders, Montage found that nearly half of all respondents spend 30 to 60 minutes completing a single phone screen, from scheduling to interviewing to following up. Multiply this by 10 or 20 interviews for each open job, and the time spent adds up quickly.
Playing phone tag with candidates and waiting for schedules to line up can add days to a hiring process. In competitive environments where top candidates are in high demand, recruiters don’t have days to wait. The hiring process can’t come to a screeching halt or even a slowdown because of scheduling.
Now, it doesn't have to. To help eliminate these headaches from the hiring process, Montage recently added self-scheduling to its video interviewing and voice interviewing platform.