How much interviewing are you actually doing as a company? Are those interviews helping to move candidates further through your pipeline? You can figure out all this and more using the Interviewing Activity Report!
- Candidates Entered - This column shows how many candidates were moved into a particular stage in a given period. It could contain duplicates if you moved one candidate into a stage on two different jobs. Candidates who bypass a stage will not be tallied for that stage. For example, if a candidate was moved directly from Application Review to the Face-to-Face interview, all in between stages will not record that candidate in their tallies.
- Candidates Exited - This column shows how many candidates were moved out of a particular stage in a given period, including rejections. It could contain duplicates if you moved one candidates out of a stage on two different jobs.
- Candidates Rejected - This column shows how many applications were rejected from a particular stage in a given period. It could contain duplicates if you rejected one candidate from two different jobs.
- Interviews Created - The number of interviews that were created and sent to interviewers in a particular period. Meant to show how much scheduling is being done, this column ignores the date the interview takes place and only looks at when it was initially set up.
- Number of Interviews - The number of interviews that happened or are set to take place in a given period. Meant to show how many interviews actually took place, this column ignores the interview creation date and only looks at when it was scheduled to occur.
- Candidates Interviewing - The number of candidates with any interviews scheduled for a given period. One candidate could have four interviews as part of a face-to-face stage, but this column will only count one distinct person for all of those interviews. It could contain duplicates if you scheduled one candidate on two different jobs.
- Scorecards Submitted - The total number of scorecards submitted by all of your users in a given period. Assuming one is filled out for every interview that takes place, this will give you an idea of how many total interactions your staff has had with candidates.
- Candidates Rated - The number of candidates with any scorecards submitted for them in a given period. One candidate could have four scorecards as part of a group interview stage, but this column will only count one distinct person for all of those scorecards. It could contain duplicates if you submitted scorecards for one candidate on two different jobs.
One of the best metrics you can glean from this report is whether you are effectively using your interviewers' precious time. If scheduled interviews and scorecards submitted are relatively high, but you are mostly rejecting candidates, you might be spending too many hours interviewing people who are not a good fit. In this case, more vetting early on could eliminate candidates who would never pass your more resource-expensive face-to-face stage anyway.
How can this report be filtered?
The Interviewing Activity per Job report can be filtered by Department and Office (located right next to your company name), as well as Job, Stage, Recruiter, and Activity Date, which will filter each column uniquely based on the date the activity occurred. You can also change the view to Job/Stage/Department, and you're able to remove App Review and Hiring Manager review stages from the report by clicking Exclude Application Review.
NOTE: Filtering by Recruiter doesn't show you that person's actions, it only shows you candidates who have that user listed as their Recruiter.