Become a Remote Interviewing MVP With Adaface PairPro
August 07, 2020
August 07, 2020
A few things to know about this guide:
It is designed to help you understand how Adaface PairPro works and what you need to do to be successful in creating a candidate-friendly remote interviewing experience.
It is packed full of information that will let you have better conversations and hires.
It is completely free.
Don’t let the length of this guide scare you – PairPro is designed to be easy and intuitive. We want to make sure you are supported during your entire journey as an Adaface user.
So, whether you are still weighing the pros and cons of remote interviewing or are completely bought into remote hiring, we hope you will find this guide to be educational and informative in using Adaface PairPro to the fullest.
If you’re not already using Adaface for remote hiring, you can get your free account right here.
Okay, here is what we are going to cover in this guide –– feel free to skip around; you don’t need to go through this in order. There are tips from our experts in different sections, be sure to check them out!
Just click on each title below and you can jump right to that section.
If you are yet to dive into remote interviewing with PairPro, hopefully, this guide will get you thinking. If you have any questions while you are reading this guide, just use the chat button on the bottom right – we are here to help.
There are two reasons your business would use Adaface PairPro today:
Here are the features you need in your remote interviewing solution:
Here's how a sample PairPro session looks like 👇.
Okay, let us fast forward a little bit and talk about things that you can do after you have decided to use PairPro. Adaface PairPro tab welcomes you to start the remote interviewing process.
A simple one-time task to improve your hiring team's productivity - Add interview questions your team asks to the PairPro library. Even though PairPro comes with popular interview questions by default, adding your interview questions will help you structure remote interviews better. Here are some points to note regarding the addition of your questions:
Here is how adding your questions looks like in action:
Adaface provides multiple ways to invite candidates to PairPro sessions. Choose the method that suits you the best.
You can add the candidate's name and email address in the Adaface dashboard to send an email invite. Candidates will receive a unique PairPro session link over email immediately.
Note that there is a slight chance that emails sent from Adaface might not be in the candidate's primary inbox. In such cases, you can ask the candidates to check their spam/ junk folders or share the invite link manually with them.
PairPro links can be generated with or without providing candidate details in your PairPro dashboard. Once links are generated, share the generated link to candidates over email. (You can copy the candidate link from "Actions" columns in PairPro invites table)
If you set up calendar invites for remote interviews, we recommend sharing the candidate PairPro session link in the calendar invite "location" and "description" fields so that candidates can find the PairPro links easily. (You can copy the candidate link from "Actions" columns in PairPro invites table).
Interviewers must be logged in to their Adaface account at all times. When interviewers open candidate links, if they are logged in, they will be redirected to the interviewer interface.
For a better candidate experience, give the candidates information about what topics will be discussed during the interview so that the expectations are set. Additionally, you can share the company/ team/ interviewer/ job's profile so that candidate comes to the interview inspired. Remember the candidate is interviewing you as much as you are interviewing the candidate in a candidate-driven hiring process.
Interviewers can open the interviewer PairPro session by clicking on "open" in the Actions column in PairPro invites table or if the interviewer is logged in, opening the candidate link will automatically route interviewers to the interviewer interface.
Once the interviewer session is opened, click on "Start Audio/Video call" to turn on conferencing. The candidate will be asked to turn on their mic/webcam in realtime and both the interviewer and candidate are connected.
⭐ Video Tips:
Here's how to make the best use of PairPro while interviewing:
To create a positive candidate brand, interviewers are recommended to introduce themselves, team, job, company to the candidate.
It is also recommended to convey the candidate about the next steps before ending the remote interview.
And last but not the least, asking candidates if they have any questions, will show the candidates that you care :)
All PairPro sessions once ended will generate a detailed scorecard along with a score given by you in the scorecard tab. All scorecards have the candidate's code, interviewer notes, scoring notes, and topic-wise scores. These scorecards can be shared internally within your team to take the hiring decision.
Here's a free guide to learn more on how to become a tech interviewer MVP:How to interview software engineers (a guide from interviewing 400+ engineers to build a stellar tech team)
And that's a wrap! We just walked through a few examples of how you can use PairPro, and I just wanted to wrap up this guide with a final thought on the state of remote interviewing– which is something we’ve been talking about a lot at Adaface lately.
See, traditional remote interviews are something like this:
But if you’re anything like me, I’m willing to bet that when you’re thinking about candidate experience and your company brand-
We want to avoid the messy traditional remote interviews at all costs.
It made sense to stick to those traditional methods before but today a top candidate is approached by 10 of your competitors at the same time. Your candidate brand and candidate-friendly hiring process are your key differentiation. Either you embed them in your hiring process or you lose a top candidate.
And that’s exactly why we built PairPro – so your interviewers can connect with candidates in a modern way.
So, we think that there are two paths forward for hiring teams from here:
Which path will you choose?