Can we say OK Tata Bye Bye to the whole interview process, as suggested by Seth Godin? I don’t find any fault with the idea but with the applicability of it. It seems good that before hiring a candidate, he/she should be evaluated by performing the actual job. This gives you a clear idea whether to hire a candidate or not.
But if we start hiring by putting people into actual surroundings, it will take a long time to finally select a candidate. And it will take days or even months to complete the whole hiring process if the numbers of candidates are substantial.
Another practical hindrance is, if every few days a new person is assigned to your team, how will your regular employees work? They will get distracted or disturbed if every few days a new person is assigned to their team. And ultimately the work will suffer.
Another realistic hurdle is, you have to appoint a team or at least a person who will look after the candidates. Because normal employees can’t do this on and often. This will increase the cost. Same point is raised by Keith Collins.
Another thing is, the interviewee might be working in some other organization. He/she won’t have time to spare for this on the job evaluation.
Another obstacle is, what if the person is living in some other state and has to go to another state for the interview? This will cost the candidate or the organization too much money.