With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, finding “The One” is on the minds of many. Flowers, candy, hearts, and presents galore — even the most anti-romantic individual may be feeling a twinge of love in the air. But finding “The One” isn’t just something of interest to those actively dating — it’s also a difficulty faced for many companies looking to hire top talent.
Finding the right person for you is never easy. Whether it’s casually dating or interviewing for the hiring process, bad first dates are very similar to bad first interviews–they’re not doing anyone a favor. No one has time to waste when it comes to locating Mr. or Ms. Right.
Fortunately for employers searching for their special someone, taking a speed dating approach to finding the right hire may be just what you need. Speed dating allows you to quickly get to know potential matches without wasting any time. Similarly during the hiring process, a typical phone screen lasts around 30 minutes. In that same amount of time, employers can watch as many as 10 one-way interviews.
The infographic below, compiled by Spark Hire, an online video resume and interviewing platform, compares the search for that special someone to the hunt for your perfect hire.