Unnecessary stress hurts interviewee performance. However, increasing transparency reduces most candidate stress.
Stop Treating Interviewees Like Adversaries By Increasing Interview Transparency
Let me be blunt. Most recruiting organizations seem to enjoy making their interviews highly stressful. In fact, throughout recruitment history, job interviews have been highly adversarial and exclusively one-sided. Historically, candidates came into their interviews mostly blind about the upcoming interview process, the interview content, and the interview participants. Even with the introduction of the “candidate experience” movement, few organizations have attempted to measure candidate stress levels, no less systematically reduce them. Fortunately, there is a new transparency