Applicant Screening & Interview

Workflow Template

Applicant Screening & Interview

This workflow template illustrates the screening of job candidates (by phone) and the subsequent process of shortlisting and interviewing applicants who pass the initial screening call. Purchase and download this template in PDF, Visio and PowerPoint formats, and customize it to fit your organization, or use it to better understand the Applicant Screening & Interview process.

Related KPIs : Recruiting & Hiring Headcount Ratio, Time to Fill, Cycle Time: Requisition-to-First Interview

What is Applicant Screening & Interview?

The Applicant Screening & Interview process involves screening job candidates (by phone), checking candidate references and the subsequent process of shortlisting and interviewing applicants (interviews usually occur in person) who pass the initial screening call. If the candidate is a rehire, the candidate is reviewed and eligibility is established. This process includes screening and interview scheduling (disposition emails should be sent to candidates who were not selected), reference checks, the interview itself, applicant acceptance or rejection and interview result documentation (documentation should be sent to the correct personnel while being filed). Alternate candidates should still be considered since the top applicant may or may not accept the position.

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