2342863 - How to enable and configure Interview Central? - Recruiting Management

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2342863 - How to enable and configure Interview Central? - Recruiting Management

Symptom

Interview Central is a feature allowing to rate candidates selected for an interview based on the job requisition competencies. You can find more information regarding Interview Central features and use in the following Knowledge Base Article: 2082155

Environment

Recruiting Management

Interview Central

Resolution

Interview Central requires access to Provisioning (instance back-end) and changes in the XML configuration. Therefore enabling and disabling the feature requires engaging a Partner Consultant.

This Knowledge Base Article provides an instruction for Implementation Partners enabling Interview Central:

Interview Central configuration

1) Enable following two features in Provisioning:

  • Enable Interview Central and Set up Interviewers Popup
  • Enable Stack Ranker style Interview Assessments

2) The best practise is to define competencies in the job requisiiton templates and make this field definition required:

<field-definition id="competencies" type="competencies" required="true" custom="false">
<field-label><![CDATA[Competencies]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[These are competencies required for job candidates]]></field-description>
</field-definition>

3) Create a Rating scale in the instance

  • Go to Admin Center > Rating Scales
  • Copy a name of the rating scale or create a new Rating scale (the name will be needed to provide in the job requisition template):

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4) Define the rating scale in the job requisition template:

<assessment-scale reverse-scale="false">
<scale-id><![CDATA[2005b]]></scale-id>
</assessment-scale>

The reverse-scale option in the Requisition XML is used when lower scores should be visually portrayed as preferable on the Interview Assessment and View Candidate Ratings screens. e.g., Rating of 1 ‘Green’ – Rating of 5 ‘Red’.

5) Define the interviewAssessment feature-permission for the appropriate operators in the desired statuses (one feature-permission block per status) in the Job Requisiton XML

<feature-permission type="interviewAssessment">
<role-name><![CDATA[R]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[S]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[O]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[T]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[G]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[GM]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[J]]></role-name>
<status><![CDATA[Short List]]></status>
</feature-permission>
<feature-permission type="interviewAssessment">
<role-name><![CDATA[R]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[S]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[O]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[T]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[G]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[GM]]></role-name>
<role-name><![CDATA[J]]></role-name>
<status><![CDATA[Interview]]></status>
</feature-permission>

6) You can define further interview fields in the job requisition template:

<field-definition id="interviewGuide" type="multiattachment" required="false" custom="false">
<field-label mime-type="text-plain"><![CDATA[Interview Guide Documents]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[Interview Guide Documents]]>
</field-description>
</field-definition>
<field-definition id="hiringManagerNote" type="textarea" required="false" custom="true">
<field-label><![CDATA[Hiring Manager Note]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[Hiring Manager Note]]>
</field-description> </field-definition>

7) You can also add the following to the application template:

<field-definition id="interviewResult" type="derived" required="false" custom="false" public="false" readOnly="false" anonymize="false">
<field-label mime-type="text-plain"><![CDATA[Interview Result]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[average rating of the interviews completed]]></field-description>
</field-definition>
<field-definition id="overdueInterviews" type="derived" required="false" custom="false" public="false" readOnly="false" anonymize="false">
<field-label mime-type="text-plain"><![CDATA[overdueInterviews]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[number of overdue interviews]]></field-description>
</field-definition>

AND:

<candidate-summary-display-options-config>
<category id="invCategory" name="invCategory">
<label><![CDATA[Interview Results]]></label>
<column field-ref="interviewResult" select-by-default="false" gridOrder="1">
</column>
<column field-ref="overdueInterviews" select-by-default="false" gridOrder="2">
</column>
</category>
</candidate-summary-display-options-config>

8) The configuration has to be completed in the instance:

  • Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Settings: To allow interviewers to access the application page of the applicant they are interviewing: Interview CentralGrant Interviewers the access level of <selection>. If interviewers should not have application access, leave this set to No Selection
  • To enable interview-related display options on the applicant list page if interviewResult and overdueInterviews fields are not configured as display options in the Application XML: Candidate Summary > Display Interview Result and Overdue Interviews in candidate summary page

Keywords

KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-IVW , Interview Central, Interviews, Scheduling etc , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions