Innovation Nominee

Interview Streamline Application
Anoka County

Once developed, the interview streamline application allowed not just basic functionality, but added features not available via a paper process. The Interview Streamline application includes features such as a function to add a job posting, applicants and applications, and interview dates and times. We can now also attach items personal to the applicant, such as a resume, for review by the panel. It also electronically invites panel members to an interview, the ability to enter customized questions for each position, and auto-calculates scores for each applicant. Additional features of the interview streamline application includes the status of the position posting in real-time.

Security was obviously a key requirement of this solution. To ensure data integrity, the review of applications can take place during the interview; however, an interview panel member may not copy, print or download attachments – the only option is to view all applicant related information during the interview. Our Employee Relations department are the administrators of the interview streamline application; and oversee / control access to the appropriate staff as needed.

Although scoring can be revised during an “in-process” interview, the interview streamline application does not allow for scoring to be changed once submitted, ensuring the integrity of the applicant review process.

The interview streamline application is already changing the way we interview, contemplate, and decide upon the best candidate for an opening. This process will be used to fill all positions to assist in the review, selection and documentation process for over 2,000 positions in Anoka County

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central