Candidate evaluation

Stay organized and make better hiring decisions with this candidate evaluation template.

Successful hiring starts with a organized approach to evaluating candidates. A central location to house all of your interview records, thoughts, and decisions allows everyone to know exactly where each potential hire stands.

When the entire recruiting team is aligned — it's clear to interviewers how to approach each interview, providing you with a clear record of context to make better decisions for each candidate.

Height’s candidate evaluation template allows your team members to submit candidate evaluations complete with notes on how the interview went. From there, you’ll be able to easily review each candidate and make informed decisions on next steps.

Here’s how:

  • Let your interviewers house all the essential information about each candidate in one consolidated spot with a task form
  • Visually preview interviewees by hiring team, and use the status attribute to see whether the interview feedback has been reviewed yet
  • Tag in other key decision makers as needed, then house hiring discussions right within the candidate’s task.

What is candidate evaluation, and why should you standardize it?

When you’re hiring for a role and start assigning team members to interview candidates, you need a standard way to evaluate whether they’ll be a good fit for your team. Housing scattered notes about a candidate in different locations makes it tricky to stay organized. Or worse, not recording feedback or notes after interviews at all leads to a lack of clear decision-making context. A candidate evaluation template streamlines the process and gives your whole team one central hub to organize everything you need for successful interviews.

Systemizing the way you evaluate candidates helps ensure no feedback falls through the cracks. This is essential for lots of reasons, but most importantly, it increases your chances of closing great candidates later in the process.

Evaluating your candidates in a standardized format ensures that you, your teammates, and your potential new hires have a smooth experience. It streamlines the way your team members record interview notes and feedback, so no matter who is conducting an interview or what type of role it’s for, you’ll always have a standard set of context available for review afterwards.

Who is this candidate evaluation template for?

This candidate evaluation template will help human resources professionals, recruiting teams, and hiring managers stay organized with interviews throughout the hiring process.

How do I start successfully evaluating candidates in Height?

Staying organized throughout the hiring process (and being able to successfully evaluate your candidates) starts with having a system for your interviewers to record feedback and notes after each interview. Here are the three steps to streamline your candidate evaluation with Height’s template:

  1. Collect key information about candidates and their interviews with a customizable form.

Start streamlining your candidate evaluation process by creating one simple way for your interviewers to submit information after an interview. The best way to do this is with Height Task Forms, which will automatically create a new task whenever the form is submitted. The form includes questions to help you collect essential details, including the candidate’s name, which role they’re interviewing for, and more. Right within the task form, your interviewers will be able to make a recommendation (with context) for how to proceed in the hiring process. You can fully customize the form to make it reflect what your team values most — anything’s possible!

  1. See essential information about each candidate at a glance and take action to complete reviews.

Inside the template, you’ll see sections for different teams, like engineering, sales, or marketing. On each candidate’s task (created automatically based on the form your interviewer submitted), you can preview key information, including review status, recommendation, and interview type, without ever clicking into the task. You’ll easily be able to spot which interviews you haven’t reviewed yet so you can take action, look over everything, and facilitate any necessary follow-ups and next steps.

  1. House candidate discussions in one central spot.

When someone on your team finishes interviewing a candidate, they’ll know exactly where to add their notes and feedback. From there, your team can take advantage of Height’s robust chat feature right within the task — you can tag in your peers to review or even tag whole teams with group mentions so you can make a decision about how to move forward. This is also a great place to ask any follow-up questions about the interview (and once you get those answers, you can add them as notes with a full record of context).

  1. Make a decision and take the right action steps.

After you’ve reviewed your team’s notes, feedback, and recommendations, it’s time to make a decision. You’ll have everything you need to evaluate each candidate right at your fingertips, no matter what type or round of interviews they’ve completed. Whether you decide to pass on a candidate, move them to the next round of interviews, or proceed with an offer, you’ll know when it’s time to take action.

How do I get started with the candidate evaluation template?

Getting started is easy — all you have to do is click “Try in Height.”