NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 2, 2012) – Putting the power of precise recruiting technology in the hands of candidates and recruiters, OneWire® today announced the winners of its Most Memorable Interview contest. The contest asked fans of the company’s Facebook page to share their stories of terrible interview experiences that did not go as planned.
“No matter the industry or experience level, everyone has had at least one interview that didn’t go well,” said Brin McCagg, co-founder, president and COO of OneWire. “The submissions we received from our followers clearly underscored costly missed opportunities and lost productivity. That’s why it’s so crucial for employers to place additional focus on improving the candidate experience.”
During the two-week submission period, the company received more than 50 entries. Out of the uncomfortable, unprofessional and outright embarrassing experiences, the judges selected three winners:
- The winner met with a narcoleptic CFO who fell asleep in the middle of the interview
- The runner-up described a wardrobe malfunction that exposed her undergarments during her interview; however, happily, she still got the job
- The third-place winner got sick during an interview and, when it came time to shake the interviewer’s hand, she reached for the garbage pail instead
The contest highlighted the problems many job seekers have in finding companies best suited to them, and the trouble many companies have in sourcing the right candidates. When interview practices aren’t standardized and hiring managers aren’t taught how to conduct a proper interview, candidates can have negative interview experiences. Even more common, unqualified or rejected candidates are often left in the dark about where they stand in the interview process as they usually don’t receive any feedback or status updates.
OneWire helps organizations address these shortcomings to improve the candidate experience through its comprehensive, cloud-based recruiting platform. With OneWire’s proprietary matching technology and talent assessment tools, employers can pinpoint the most qualified candidates at the click of a button, minimizing time spent on interviewing unqualified applicants. Candidates are only matched to positions that meet their qualification and career preferences, improving their job search experience and engagement.
“Though the interview stories shared in the contest may be entertaining, they also demonstrate the need for a better method to address the mismatch between candidates and employers,” said McCagg. “OneWire aims to improve the recruitment process for both companies and candidates. Our goal is to reduce the number of terrible interviews and make sure job seekers – and hiring employers – have interviews that are memorable for the right reasons.”
OneWire puts the full power of the most innovative recruiting technology in the hands of candidates and recruiters. Its comprehensive, cloud-based platform and proprietary matching technology can be used across the enterprise or as a single point solution to deliver sourcing,candidate relationship management, applicant tracking, vendor management, and talent management. Hundreds of companies and thousands of candidates rely on OneWire as their single destination for the top candidates and top jobs. Get OneWired by visiting www.onewire.com today.