At this time, Rhythmic is continuing to conduct interviews in person, at our office in Dulles, Va. A wide range of scientific research shows that both engagement and rapport are greatly improved through in-person interactions. Our people are our strength, and our responsibility to each of them is to ensure we hire high-quality candidates that will have our employees' back and grow our culture. Knowing that even modern video conferencing will diminish both our ability to assess a candidate and a candidate’s ability to demonstrate her or his skills, experience and passion, we will keep in-person interviews so long as we can safely do so.
To that end, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and local health policies, which we are monitoring daily. We have taken the following steps to ensure the safety of our employees as well as the limited number of visitors we permit during this time:
Many larger companies have closed their offices for all non-essential activities, and countless gatherings and events have been cancelled, delayed or converted to a virtual format. If and when conditions change, we will do the same. At the moment, the same guidelines that warrant closure of larger gatherings and offices support smaller ones remaining open.
With the policies we have put in place, less than 25 people per day will come and go from our office. We will monitor the rate of local community transmission daily to ensure our stance remains appropriate and safe. And we will continue to rigorously enforce our cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of our team.
We understand if you are uncomfortable participating in an in-person interview and hope you will consider Rhythmic for future opportunities. For those candidates who do come in for interviews, we ask that you use the hand sanitizer we have made available immediately after entering our office and avoid hand shaking (and hand shaking alternatives such as the “elbow bump”). If you are exhibiting any concerning symptoms, in particular a cough accompanied by fever, we would be glad to reschedule your interview for a future point in time.