Interactions among friends, family, and businesses are occurring more and more by video. Digital interviewing has been quietly taking over the talent acquisition process of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Technology has caught up to digital interviewing
Digital interviewing, as an idea, has been around for several years. It’s starting to take hold now because technology is catching up to it.
Technology is no longer a barrier to the candidate’s ability to participate in a digital interview. Just about every laptop produced today has a webcam. According to comScore, smartphone penetration has surpassed 50% in the US, with the majority having front-facing cameras.
Digital interviewing makes too much business sense
You can do 15 digital interviews in an hour rather than 2 live interviews. The productivity gains are astronomical. Also, with the ability to share recorded interviews with hiring managers, you can quickly get your list of finalists down to a smaller number without having to physically interview every person.
Quality of hire improves and its better for the candidate
Digital interviewing allows you to consider more people for a job and spend less time on the hiring process. The quality of hire improves because more candidates are given a chance to tell their story rather than being screened out by their resume early in the process. It’s entirely possible that we’re approaching a time when video will replace the resume.
Increasingly mobile world
The proliferation of cloud-based services has made a remote workforce a viable business strategy and a potential competitive advantage. In an ideal world, we would recruit talent from all over the globe. If you’re limited to hiring people who live within a 30 mile radius of your office then your performance potential is limited by the talent living within that radius
Text resumes are becoming a thing of the past
Somehow, resumes have remained the foundation of the recruitment process. Yet, candidates and recruiters know resumes get boring. They are boring to read and boring to write. Additionally, resumes do not adequately represent a person’s career or ability. Only in rare instances do bullet points communicate who a candidate is vs. what they accomplished.
Digital interviewing brings a human element to the forefront of hiring. Now is a great time to communicate with candidates via video. Doing so will fit with your candidates’ lifestyles and help you cut costs.