How do Bar Raisers help with the hiring process?
Bar Raisers have three responsibilities as part of the hiring process. The first is to assess candidates for the specific role and for long-term success at Amazon. The second function of a Bar Raiser is to make sure there is an open, accurate and fair assessment of the candidate with every member of the interview loop participating in the discussion. Finally, they are responsible for helping hiring managers and others prepare for interviews, ask questions related to the Leadership Principles and the competencies that are needed for the position, assess the candidate, and provide written feedback. Although Leadership Principles are the foundation and culture of Amazon, in any role, certain Leadership Principles will be more pertinent than others. Bar Raisers work with the hiring and recruiting team to understand the most relevant principles in which the candidate must naturally index or those which can be learned and developed over time.