Train everyone to perform soft-skills and tech interviews
I think that we should be using our own people to perform interviews, both soft-skills (behavioral) and technical.
In the production team we are currently using the whole team to review the initial questions that get sent. Additionally on top of this I'm putting extra effort in training my team to perform technical problem-solving and soft-skills interviews.
If we do this we could offer a better experience to the candidates because we would have more people to schedule interviews with. And on the other hand we could be interviewing specifically for all the values in our handbook by having a questions bank that interviewers can use to perform the interviews.
The way I envision this training is by having some form of checklist to ensure that the GitLabber read all the documentation and watched the only training video we have, and then he/she shadowed a trained interviewer in at least 3 interviews. After this the new interviewer will need to conduct one interview and be shadowed by an interview expert to provide feedback on the interview itself.
After this, the GitLabber can be considered as trained and can start interviewing solo.
We can get a lot of help from the whole company if we make an effort.