The Tigard-Tualatin School District is a K-12 school district in Oregon that encompasses part of the suburban Portland area (including the cities of Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, and King City, as well as the unincorporated communities of Metzger and Bull Mountain). They serve more than 12,000 students.
Their mission is to “create and nurture a school community where everyone feels safe, valued & connected. Impact every student through the use of rigorous and culturally responsive instructional strategies and systems that close the racial achievement gap while improving outcomes for all students.”
The Tigard-Tualatin School District was looking to screen more candidates per position by reducing screening time. Their end goal is to promote diverse hiring at their schools and make sure they hire the best candidate for the position.
Before adopting interviewstream, due to time constraints, they were only able to interview a few candidates for each position. Implementing video interviews has freed up time and allowed them to interview more candidates per position.
Tigard-Tualatin originally discovered interviewstream at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair in 2020. Since implementing interviewstream, they have consistently curated their strategy for hiring educators at and after hiring fairs.
Scheduling interviews and interviewing candidates at the fair is challenging. During the fair, Tigard-Tualatin created a QR code for candidates to quickly complete a one way video interview. Candidates who were interested in interviewing with the district scanned the QR code in their booth at the hiring fair which leads them to a page where they can submit their resume and take their video interview.
After the fair, hiring managers created a spreadsheet with open positions and inserted the candidates’ information and video interviews so that at a glance you could see their resume and video interview. The tabs are sorted by K-12 school (elementary, middle, high school) and subject area. From there they can easily see the applicants for each position and schedule follow-up interviews.
The Tigard-Tualatin School District has been able to screen more teachers per position than before while saving time in their screening interview process.
Using video interviews also saves time in their scheduling process. The hiring team doesn’t have to play phone tag and the candidate completes the screening interview on their own time.
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“By adding [interviewstream] we can see many more candidates. Before using interviewstream, our hiring managers made phone calls to do screening interviews. The phone screens took up a lot of time and they would lose even more time playing phone tag. Using video interviews to screen candidates has streamlined our process.”
Associate Human Resources Director at Tigard-Tualatin School District