3 ways for startups to overcome hiring challenges

  • Omer Malad | July 18, 2019
Overcoming the startup challenge using interview scripts

Startups frequently operate with limited resources and often find themselves in tight spots, especially when it comes to expansion. Mostly there are only a handful of team members making all of the hiring decisions, putting a heavy burden on just a few people. Here are 3 ways to lessen that load, using interview scripts.

Making matters worse, those in charge of hiring new team members often lack the experience in a particular area of business, leaving them with little guidance regarding how to even determine who the right candidate may be for a given role. And for a startup, hiring the wrong person can have huge consequences. With interview scripts and automated hiring tools, however, any startup will be equipped with the tools it needs to find the perfect person to fill an open position. Let’s delve into exactly how you can use interview scripts to eliminate the need for time-consuming traditional interviews and help you build the best team possible.

1. Get it right first time 

So what is an interview script, and why exactly is it so essential to hiring top talent? Well, we believe that the results of any recruitment effort depend entirely on the structure and strategy you use to direct your search. At Vervoe, we offer an Interview Script Library that provides you with the scripts you need to ask the right questions of your applicants, so you’re able to make informed hiring decisions accordingly. You won’t need to keep experts on hand for every part of your business. Your interview script has you covered. Moreover, since this approach can be applied to any position, you’ll be able to replicate that same level of success every time, just like some of the most successful companies in the world.


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Our interview scripts are crafted by some of the best experts working in each field, incorporating every skill and every attribute you’re looking for in your ideal candidate. Peer-reviewed to ensure accuracy, these scripts are part of a comprehensive knowledge-sharing system designed to self-assess your applicants. This system is all you’ll need to eliminate the need for consultants or expensive assessments down to absolute zero. With Vervoe, you’ll instantly have a tailor-made interview script in your hands and will be that much closer to adding a valued member to your team. When you can tap into such a depth of expertise, there’s no reason to ever look anywhere else for all your recruitment needs.

2. Automate time-consuming processes

Interviewing is still a time and resources suck for most startups, even with a great interview script on hand. That’s where automated hiring comes in. With an automated hiring system, all applicants are invited to participate in an online interview that has been designed to perfectly suit the position you’re looking to fill. Entrepreneurs can surpass the startup hiring challenge; it’s a multi-faceted approach. First, specify the mandatory skills you need in a candidate, and then begin to build a script for an online interview from there. That said, there’s a certain amount of nuance that goes into the formation of each interview script. One cannot simply assemble a series of relevant questions and expect that it will simulate the interview experience for candidates. Rather, you actually need to take more care with online interviews to ensure that you strike the proper tone.

We always suggest that interview scripts open up gently with some easier questions to get candidates primed for what’s to come. From that point on, it’s okay to add some video questions and those with time limits into the mix, since they keep candidates sharp and often reveal a great deal regarding their ability to act and think quickly.
Of course, don’t forget to include some sort of testing element to the interview, such as task assignments and real-world scenarios. These give candidates a chance to prove their worth and share their personal experience as it applies to the position in question. By the end of it all, you’ll have a refined group of applicants from which you can select a final few to conduct more traditional interviews with.

3. Cut complexity 

The beauty of interview scripts and automated hiring is that the approach we’ve discussed above can so readily be applied to any company regardless of what industry it operates in. Hiring, of course, is never a one-size-fits-all endeavour — after all, you need team members who fit your specific needs — but interview scripts and automated hiring goes a long way toward cutting out some of the complexity of recruitment, focusing in on the skill sets your ideal candidate should possess in order to thrive in your organisation.

With these powerful new tools, there’s no telling the heights to which your company may soar. You’ll discover the sharpened objectivity that these interview scripts provide, and the precision with which hiring automation allows you to hone in on the details of any position. We doubt you’ll ever look at recruitment the same way again. Once you finally experience the results you’ve been hoping for, you’ll wonder why you never implemented this strategy before.

This article originally appeared on Vervoe

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