Interviewer bias about an applicant’s skills, knowledge, and ability starts within the first 20 seconds
49% of interviewers think they know “fit” with their organization in less than 5 minutes
95% of hiring managers receive less than 1 hour per year of interview training
The APTMetrics® Interviewer Experience is a self-guided web-based multimedia simulation where participants “sit in” on different interviewing situations, answer questions about the process, and discover where a particular path of questioning can lead. If the results of the participant’s choices are deemed incorrect, they are provided immediate feedback and have the option to re-take a module and choose a different path to fully understand the how and why of the recommended actions. This is in clear contrast to many traditional interview training options that offer simple factual presentations and artificial role playing.
The solution transforms traditionally biased interviewing and hiring practices by providing an effective, engaging way for participants to gain realistic experience applying structured interviewing techniques. It trains hiring managers how to conduct predictive and unbiased structured interviews.
The Interviewer Experience was developed in partnership with several Fortune 100 organizations who are committed to meeting their diversity and inclusivity goals and believe that better interviewing processes are key to achieving those objectives. Hiring experts from the partner companies helped create highly authentic scenarios and provided extensive input on areas where bias is most likely to affect hiring decisions.
The immersive multimedia simulation allows participants to engage in simulated hiring decisions and tests their learning throughout the exercise, leading to higher quality real-world hiring decisions with measurable reductions in biased outcomes.