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Evaluation parameters that support a bias-free interview process – FaceCode

Conducting structured interviews and having pre-defined evaluation parameters are excellent ways to interview candidates in an unbiased and standardized manner. Asking a set of questions in a structured interview format helps the hiring team to collect useful information from each interviewee that they can use for making informed hiring decisions and as well as compare with other candidates in the funnel. 

What are structured interviews?

A structured interview has two main components:

  • A systematic approach where you ask the same predetermined questions to all candidates 
  • A standardized scoring system or evaluation parameters that help you rate all candidates

This method is more successful than the traditional interview system because the predetermined scoring systems or evaluation parameters in structured interviews help you base your interpretation of the candidate’s answer on facts and not intuition. This process also minimizes the likelihood of a bad hire and ensures that you can reduce discrimination issues or a biased hiring decision since all candidates are given the same opportunities to showcase their abilities and treated fairly.

Using FaceCode for structured interviews 

To conduct standardized interviews, it’s important that you have the option to provide feedback based on a predetermined scoring mechanism. We have recently introduced a feature in FaceCode that allows you to define evaluation parameters that will enable you to conduct structured interviews. The evaluation parameters act as a private interview scorecard for interviewers to manually assess candidate skills during the interview. 

How to add evaluation parameters?

Step 1: Log in to your HackerEarth Assessment account by using your admin credentials. Navigate to the panel on the left-hand side and select FaceCode. 


Step 2:  Schedule an interview on FaceCode. 

Schedule an interview

Step 3: After setting up an interview, you will have the option of manually entering evaluation parameters, such as technical abilities, communication skills, problem-solving skills, and more, based on the role that the candidate is getting hired for.

Set up the interview

When the interview is over, a pop-up with these criteria is shown to the interviewers, and candidates are evaluated based on a five-star rating system against each criterion. The hiring team can compile the rating for every candidate, compare rankings, and identify the strongest ones.

And that’s it! FaceCode will ensure that your recruitment process is bias-free. Try FaceCode to refine your remote hiring process. If you need any help using this feature, write to us at If you’re new to HackerEarth and want to create accurate coding assessments, sign up for a 14-day free trial.


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Ashmita Author

Ashmita is a Content Editor at HackerEarth. With a knack for writing, she hopes to write something, someday, worth plagiarizing. When she’s not working, you can find her strumming her guitar or binging on Netflix.

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