Cutting Way Down on Interview Scheduling Time

We’ve all experienced it: trying to coordinate calendars to accommodate an interview. It’s a big time suck from someone’s day.

Olivia Melman leads recruiting operations team at DigitalOcean, a company where most but not all people work remotely. In addition to managing recruiting coordinators, she is focused on automation and collaboration within the full-cycle recruitment process, owns all data and tooling associated with recruitment strategy, and manages DigitalOcean’s external partnerships.

Melman’s getting the company’s interview-scheduling under control, reducing cancelled interviews, and using AI to sift through everyone’s calendars and find times that work for everyone.

We talk about it in the podcast below. (If Melman’s name sounds familiar btw, she spoke at ERE in San Diego earlier this year about candidate experience.)

Rick Girard is founder and CEO of Stride Search Inc, an engaged search firm and the host of the Hire Power radio podcast.

His career has kept him laser-focused on building tech startups in the highly competitive Silicon Valley. He specializes in helping startups WIN key hires.  Value and impact are the two main ingredients brought to every interaction, above and beyond just locating the strongest people. Contrarian in his approach, he has flipped the script on engagement and the hiring process to bring a massive competitive advantage to every interaction.

While not running a school for Gifted Mutants as Professor X, he authored his first book “Career Wounds” (coming mid 2019), competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has an affinity for any adrenaline-pumping activity.