I heard there exists some peculiar cultural hiring process of Asian countries such as taking possible applicants together and let them have one or two days of shared accommodation with human-resource affiliates to assess general aspects of applicants to cope with given situation or social intelligence of them.

Any specific English word to refer to this similar concept of process?

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    What's the Asian term for this practice? (It might help with finding an English translation.)
    – Lawrence
    Aug 1, 2017 at 15:33
  • @Lawrence 合宿面接where 合 denotes for together like co as a prefix in Latin and 宿denotes for sleeping and last two words for interview.
    – Daschin
    Aug 1, 2017 at 15:37
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    sounds a bit like a company retreat, except for applicants....applicant retreat?
    – depperm
    Aug 1, 2017 at 15:52
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    @Daschin 'Reveal their privates' may not mean what you think it does...
    – Spagirl
    Aug 1, 2017 at 16:29
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    @Spagirl then again, maybe it's exactly what she meant... Aug 1, 2017 at 16:54

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Perhaps you could say :

The applicants were subjected to a Big Brother-style interview process.

Big Brother is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol, originally broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally. As of 11 November 2016, there have been 387 seasons of Big Brother in over 54 franchise countries and regions.

In the show, contestants called "housemates" (or "house guests") live together in a specially-constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. Housemates are voted out (usually on a weekly basis) until only one remains and wins the cash prize. During their stay in the house, contestants are continuously monitored by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones.

English-language editions of the program are often referred to as "BB"

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    I love your suggestion. Thx
    – Daschin
    Aug 1, 2017 at 18:09

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