Facilitate a roundup meeting
Once late-stage candidates have finished their pre-offer interviews and scorecards have been submitted, the next step in making an informed hiring decision is gathering the hiring team for a candidate roundup meeting. These meetings can take 30 minutes to an hour, and should be where you constructively review scorecard data gathered during the interview process. Focus on candidates one by one with your team and aim to come out of the meeting with a hiring decision.
A good roundup meeting should accomplish the following:
- A decision on who you will extend an offer to
- A short-list of actions required to make an offer
- A review of any lessons learned and how you can apply them to the next role
In the roundup meeting, encourage hiring teams to focus on attributes, not gut feelings, to ensure the assessments are backed up by behavioral examples.
For example, if an assessment is vague, ask: “Can you provide an example?” or “Can you explain what made you feel that way?”
A final note:
Once you’ve extended an offer and the candidate accepts, the final step in the hiring process is marking a candidate as hired. Completing this important step ensures the job is closed and your time-to-hire data is accurate.