6 Tactics LinkedIn’s Product Team Used to Cut Its Time to Hire in Half


The sharpened focus on what Product needs in talent allowed them to make some significant structural changes to their process.

2. Standardized the number and focus of interviews

In FY 2018, candidates for associate product managers, product managers, and senior product managers at LinkedIn had anywhere from one to 12 interviews. On average, each hire required 30 hours of interviews.

“We decided,” Amy says, “to get it down to six interviews — a recruiter phone screen, a technical phone screen, and then four onsite interviews. And rather than try to assess seven different competencies in one 45-minute interview, we said let’s go deep in one focus area per 30-minute interview.” Occasionally, the six interviews will be followed up by…


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