IN A RECENT interview with Fora, Google’s head of HR in Ireland revealed that the search giant used to interview job applicants as many as 16 times before offering them a position.
Helen Tynan said a few years ago it was common for candidates to be quizzed “by person after person”, even for junior-level roles.
Today, people applying for jobs at Google typically go through about four interviews – “the optimal number” – before being accepted for a role.
Nevertheless, job interviews are usually time-consuming for both parties, so lengthening the recruitment process can be a costly exercise for an employer.
With that in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Do you think four job interviews for a single role is too many?