Is the No-Interview Hiring Model Changing Talent Acquisition

Both interviewers and interviewees dread job interviews. Interviewers can spend hours reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, and checking references, only to find that none of the hundreds of applicants is the right fit. Interviewees can send out hundreds of resumes and receive zero responses or get a handful of interviews and still be jobless at the end of the month.

It’s an exhausting process for companies that hire for several jobs on an ongoing basis. How many hundreds of candidates do they need to interview to find a handful with the job skills they are looking for?

The no-interview hiring model is changing the talent acquisition process.

The no-interview hiring model allows companies to hire many candidates for many positions in a short amount of time. Also, with this approach, companies are assured that candidates have the skills required for the job.

Skills-based assessments using artificial intelligence (AI) eliminate the need for interviewing multiple candidates for multiple jobs. It also reduces the costs of lengthy hiring processes. With computerized testing, companies can test if candidates have the communication skills and job skills needed through computerized testing.

Candidates will save the time spent on cover letters and resumes, and preparing for job interviews. After writing an assessment, they will receive their assessment score and immediate feedback about whether or not they are hired for the job.

The no-interview hiring model will change how companies will hire for multiple jobs in industries such as customer service in 2023. More about the no-interview hiring model is detailed in this article.

11 thoughts on “Is the No-Interview Hiring Model Changing Talent Acquisition

  1. I don’t know how I feel about this. Maybe it depends on what type of job you’re applying for. Because Fortune 500 companies would take a huge gamble on future employees without a face to face interview. Interesting and great post Vanya,

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    1. Thanks for reading it. As a follow up to the article I linked to, a Fortune *50* company said that the no interview model decreased their bad hire rate from 4.5% to almost 0%. The types of companies that use this model hire for jobs such as customer service and sales. They usually hire hundreds of people for the same type of job every year. Creating the AI skills test costs thousands of dollars to create, so this model would only be used where mass hiring is involved.


  2. Very thought provoking, Vanya. I am very interested in how non-interview hiring plays out over the long term. It would certainly lessen the impact re those who are good at talking their way through an interview and level the playing field where multiple candidates are interviewed at the same time. Just because you’re good at interviews doesn’t mean you’re good at your job.

    It would be fair to say, that in terms of myself these days, when conducting interviews, I use a more casual approach to hiring and conducting interviews. Interestingly, I seem to have had a much better level of success job fit wise than in the days when I ran recruitment teams trying to find the best candidates. Perhaps, that’s just my experience that really makes the difference.

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    1. What you said is quite true, Sean. I’m one of those people who doesn’t do well at a job interview but if you give me a work-related task, I could complete it. I just can’t describe what I do.

      Non-interview hiring is also a skill in itself. There is a lot of trial and experimentation to see what AI questions work to test the skills that the company wants to test.

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      1. I can appreciate what you are saying, Vanya. I will be sharing an experience soon re what I am going for the next five years and the two things I feared most: giving a presentation and job interviews.

        In terms of where AI is heading across the board, we have no option but to come up to speed with its potential. Exciting times ahead!

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      2. Yes, I dread both going to and giving a job interview. It’s hard to say what I need to say at the moment during an interview. I also found doing the interview to be tough too. I’ve forgotten what I was supposed to say, and then I think, what if the interviewee thinks this is a disorganized company?

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      1. Yes, very true. But I think it’s also very common to lie in these interviews or pretend to be the right person for the job when you aren’t. It may be easier to pick someone with the right skillset instead.

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