Stress Interviews

Rahul Gupta (Project Controller ACA MBA(Fin.))   (8014 Points)

29 August 2010  

Friends, While surfing on net I found something useful which can provide some information regarding the stress interviews which most of us face while interviewing for the job. So posted here for your reference and knowledge. I hope it may be useful to somebody.


Stress Interview - Is it actually required?

Stress Interview is the latest Human Resources trend in the industry and it deliberately used as source of entertainment by the many of the most successful great HR Guru's rather than an effective tool for candidate's interview evaluation and assessment. This type of interview is been misused by most of the HR professionals and they actually do not do any need analysis before conducting such type of interview. The candidate literally gets unnecessarily pressurized, insulted, humiliated, frustrated, DE-motivated because of the bad undignified etiquette less treatment given by interviewer irrespective of the fact whether the vacant position actually requires this type of interview technique and as if the candidate will be posted on border to achieve the companies vision. The most of questions that the HR professionals ask in this type of interview can be considered as illegal question and not required to be asked and if the relevant questions are at all asked then this questions are asked with lots of arrogance.


Now a day Talent Acquisition is a business transaction where both the parties (recruiter & candidate) are each other customers, hence now it is no more a master and servant relationships like old days. The candidate too has a right to reject the recruiter on the cultural mismatch issues. Such types of misuse of the best innovative HR practices are not only spoiling the image of the HR Professionals but destroy the goodwill of the company. The genuine and good candidate with really good integrity, manners, discipline, ethics, principles, values & culture will not consider the organization as the most preferred employer of a choice to work for, hence the recruiter should keep one thing in mind that candidate is also doing the evaluation and assessment of the recruiter and the culture of the organization as presented by the recruiter as a representation of cultural brand ambassador of the company.



The recruiter should at least have an understanding that they are dealing with human being and not a terrorist. The candidate deserve an dignified treatment as a human being, it is the moral responsibility of the HR Professionals show a very good first impression as it is the duty casted upon the candidate. 


Key Learning Points:-


Your Words, Etiquette, Discipline, Manners, Ethics, Principles, Values & Culture are your best supports because with this and without this you can build or destroy Trust, Goodwill, Image, Relationship & Business.