Does your company have a multiple mini-interview process in place to vet candidates and get a culture fit read right off the bat? If not, then you’re probably missing out. If you haven’t heard of this concept before, here’s the definition, “In recruitment, the multiple mini-interview is an interview format that uses many short independent assessments, typically in a timed circuit, to obtain an aggregate score of each candidate’s soft skills.” While it originated in the medical field as a way for universities to vet med school students, it’s now being adapted and adopted by many companies due to its efficacy. Interested in how this may work for your team? Let’s dive a little deeper, going beyond the Wiki definition, shall we?
What is a Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) Circuit?
An MMI is a circuit-style interview format that lines up 6-10 short interviews in a row to analyze soft skills like verbal and non-verbal communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, etc. While traditionally, interviewers are given the same questions for the MMI portion of a med school application, for business, depending on the end goal of your organization, offering up different questions is also acceptable. Then, after the interview, the interviewers can meet to discuss or provide feedback to be synthesized and reviewed by the hiring manager.
Questions typically follow the STAR method of interviewing. This method asks questions in a way that encourages candidates to offer up the situation, task, action, and result. Their answer will unveil soft skill capabilities that aren’t as easily identified on skills assessments.
Why is a Multiple Mini-Interview Phase Important?
The MMI process has been proven to be a non-biased and reliable way for college admissions to identify top talent, as studied by McMaster University and the Association of American Medical Colleges. So much so that now, many companies are adopting and adapting for hiring and recruiting.
With employers in all industries preparing for skill gaps on the horizon, it’s important to identify who excels in these soft skills immediately during the interview process! This is what an MMI will help you do.
Top 2 Tips for Setting Up Your MMI in Rooster’s Interview Scheduling Software
So, how do you set up these interviews in a way that isn’t cumbersome for your team? You deploy an interview scheduling software like Rooster. Our unique automated processes make it immensely easier to set up this style of interview to determine soft skill fit.
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Each step of the interview process, from the moment you receive an application to the offer and onboarding emails, can be automated within the Rooster interview scheduling software. You can build a pipeline that is suited to this unique MMI format with just a few clicks, eliminating all the manual effort to schedule tens of interviews daily.
One of the top reasons many companies don’t do MMI’s is because it’s so tricky to get everyone to offer up their schedule in a timely fashion. Rooster’s automated emails and/or text messages will ping whoever you’re waiting for to speed up the interview scheduling process tenfold. Once one interviewer schedules their time, it’ll move on to the next interviewer, then an automated email can send the video conferencing link, meeting invites, and interview details to the candidate. Easy peasy!
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