As much as standardization should be used, I don't think it is realistic. Every company is different. Heck, every person is different. People are subjective, even though they may think they are trying not to be. So there maybe someone that clicks with certain people and not others.
But I guess I can also see how standardization maybe beneficial. Recently I came across a company who initiates the salary negotiating process before they have even decided to extend the offer. That is just a waste of time for both sides.
"They can also include some Practical hand on during the interview. this can make it interesting too."
If the hiring company is specialized in hiring people for a specific industry, "pratical hand-ons" during interviews might be possible as there would likely be a specific "setting/local" for that. However, it will be difficult to provide these practical hand-on settings for every kinds of jobs.
i agree with you saranyantil, it seems much prominence has been placed on certificate, which may not be necessarily bad but people should be allowed to defend their certificate by demonstrating what they can do.
From the "bad interview" file - there's the story about the candidate who was invited to come back in to meet the "second in command." He was asked one or two questions, but then spent a good hour or more listening to what the interviewer had to say about his experience with the company. When all was said and done, the interviewer realized the time and wrapped things up, leaving the candidate wondering what the purpose of this meeting had been all about.
True story, and the point is - let's get some standard procedures in place please. There just isn't enough time available for sloppiness, not when there is standard tech available that can make the difference.
Going through a series of one-on-one's is a different experience than a panel of interviewers. In a group interview individuals interviewing tend to be more passive and let other people do the talking. It's a good opportunity for interviewees who tend to ramble, as long as the interviewee sticks to topics he or she has some mastery of. One on one's are good for the reasons outlined in the article, the responsibility for screening is well-defined. Also the interviewee can ask the same questions and get several different, role-specific answers, which can lead to a more accurate assessment of the company.
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