Speed dating is a relatively modern process that is used to help singles rapidly screen a large number of potential dates.The process has been used successfully by dating services, senior citizen groups, and even churches.
Brave corporate pioneers include such firms as IBM, Abbott Labs, PNC Financial, Travelodge, Texas Instruments, the Salt River Project, and RBC.
The companies use this process for experienced candidates and for college hires.
This is the most relevant example, because accepting a job with an employer is a lot like accepting a spouse in a marriage.
Both parties come to the table with expectations, both parties enter into the arrangement voluntarily and can exit at any time, both parties derive benefit from the relationship, and yet both parties remain separate entities continuing to grow/evolve.
The basic process of interviewing candidates for open positions hasn’t changed very much in the last century, despite radical changes in how people socialize and interact both in and out of the workplace.