In order to effectively source top candidates, Triplebyte needs to provide a streamlined, convenient interview experience. As a result, we have a few requirements for how companies interact with FastTrack candidates on our platform. These requirements apply only to FastTrack candidates, and not to those in the broader candidate pool.
First and foremost, we require all our partner companies to follow the same two-step process: intro calls, which are not to include any technical screening, followed by a (usually technical) final onsite interview lasting no more than one day. Being able to promise this expedited process to our most competitive and active candidates is a core part of our value proposition to them, so this process is mandatory for all companies engaging with FastTrack candidates.
To elaborate a little, the standard is that you should only be filtering candidates during (at most) two steps. A brief interview prep or scheduling call before an onsite is okay, for example, as long as it’s not intended to evaluate a candidate’s skills.
In addition to these process requirements, note that we only place FastTrack candidates for full-time, salaried roles. In particular, please do not contact FastTrack candidates for part-time, internship, or contract work positions.
Intro calls are 30-minute calls that give you a chance to screen for culture fit and background and to pitch your company to a candidate. You can discuss company culture, dig into a candidate’s personality or interests, or ask about the candidate’s background. We ask that you avoid structured technical or behavioral screening questions during this section. For example, “I see you built an iOS app while you were in school, can you tell me more about it?” is okay, but “describe to me the MVC architecture pattern” is not. You can conduct up to two intro calls with a FastTrack candidate if you so choose, which can be helpful if you want to have the candidate speak with both recruiting and engineering.
When you're interested in having an intro call with a candidate, we ask that you use the Request Call feature (on the action card at the top right of the candidate's profile), rather than emailing them off-platform. This is so that once you start engaging with a candidate, both you and the candidate can track progress on your respective dashboards.
Final onsites can be structured however you and your company see fit, for the most part. As long as they fit within one day, you are welcome to ask questions of any sort, to ask candidates to code, to conduct behavioral interviews, and so on. Once your onsite is finished, you can coordinate with a candidate about the details of an offer, relocation, start-date scheduling, etc, but should not conduct further screening.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Account Manager or Company Support.