I'm a manager of a team looking to hire a new member. The way we review resumes historically involves emailing them around, gathering comments, and telling the HR guy what to do. Since it's email, though, this easily gets lost, as there's no built-in tracking system.
I'm considering moving to a new system of weekly or biweekly (every other week) meetings, at which the team goes through all resumes that came in since the last meeting. There are a few ways I can see this working:
- I hand out all resumes along with a grading sheet, and we all just review ourselves. Pros: (1) Forces it to get done on a periodic basis. (2) Everyone's in a room, conversation can happen as needed. Cons: Boring.
- We review them one by one on a projector. Pros: More discussion, more engaging. Cons: Probably takes longer?
- (...something else?)
Has anyone done this? Any suggestions as to successful methods?
Please note that I'd like to avoid software solutions.