Nick Livingston is the CEO of Honeit.com. He was the guest on The Recruiting Animal Show on June 17, 2015.
A few weeks ago, Daniel Chait told us that while the golden rules of recruiting are very well known, lots of companies don't use them.
As a result, interviewers are unprepared. They miss important questions and don't take notes so when they arrive at the selection meetings they have only a foggy memory of what was said.
Honeit tries to solve these problems by having you conduct the interview via their website. It hosts the interview questions and records the interview. This way, interviewers know what to ask and they have a record of what was said.
If the candidate has to go through a number of interviews staggered over a few days or weeks, subsequent interviewers can listen to the previous recordings and, then, hone in on the issues that remain unresolved.
A key feature, here, is the clip-making function.
Before asking about an important topic, the interviewer can press a button to start recording that part of the conversation as a separate clip. When the topic ends, she presses another button to end the clip.
When these short clips are available and their topics labelled, the next interviewer will not have to wade through an entire recording, including chit-chat, to get to the material that concerns her the most.
There is even a chance that she might not have to conduct another interview at all and this is the way, Nick claims, Honeit can speed up the interviewing process.
He is targeting both third party recruiters and corporate recruiting departments and you can try it for free at Honeit.com. (The video feature only works with the premium account).
Before founding a start-up, Nick was a headhunter and a corporate recruiter (at MTV and TubeMogul) so we also discussed a lot of plain old recruiting topics -- though Alejandro complained about that (and Maureen supported him). The song was terrible. Pathetic is a better word. My intro was stilted for some reason. I seemed sort of confused (and I was). And Jerry wasn't around so there was no aftershow.