The power of (asynchronous) Video-Interviewing

One of the most technological advancements when it comes to modern recruiting is the use of asynchronous video-interviews. Are you a recruiter? Are you willing to maximise efficiency in your selection processes? Then this one is for you!

Asynchronous video-interviews in HR consist on conducting a one-way direction dialogue between the candidate and the recruiter. By receiving an invitation to a web link, candidates are taken through a structured and warm guide that allows them to record and answer all questions proposed by the recruiter, at any place and point in time.

We would like to share with you the advantages of this new method with the aim of helping the HR community get a small grasp of how technology can really support humans to be more efficient and take the best decisions too. After your reading, we would love to hear your most sincere opinion and share with you our insights.

 What are the benefits in the eyes of the candidate?

Such revolutionary model allows candidates to better present their personality to the company. Rather than just sending a simple CV paper, they all now have equal chances to get the job and the opportunity to show who has what it takes for that position. This is an enormous improvement in the candidate experience.

What’s more, applicants can now record all answers at their most suitable time, so no more stress and anxiety of having only one shot at the perfect answer! They can also record at any place, meaning that coordination issues in terms of best meeting time cease to exist. This aspect facilitates recruiting internationally, especially when dealing with time zone issues.

Moreover, as technology advances so does attention of society. The more adapted you are as a company to innovation, the higher the interest of candidates in applying. If you manage to propose them a fully innovative selection process where each has the same chances to get hired as the rest, where judgment is not based only on a paper and where personality also matters, then your employer-branding image will surely boost.

… and what about recruiters? :)

Companies can now reduce huge amounts of time when using this technology. Instead of manually screening hundreds of CVs and wasting valuable time calling a long list of pre-selected candidates, recruiters can in 10 min or less, screen the videos of all applicants and qualify the most promising ones for the latter face-to-face interview. What a relief! Bye-bye coordination issues, annoying e-mail scheduling and long phone chats :)

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Recruiters can now analyse and assess their applicants independently and at their most convenient time. Also, by being able to share the videos with their team and managers, the hiring decision speeds up and promotes a more collaborative decision making atmosphere within the company. While candidates are recording their videos, recruiters can now also focus on more important tasks in their department.

Using pre-recorded video interviews is a great tool to simplify your life and facilitate a better hiring decision. Our friends from Wolfgang Career Coaching once stated: “as technology advances, so do job search and hiring methods”. Lesson learned, if you manage to adapt to innovation and technology you will stand out of the crowd, that’s what candidates are looking for and modern departments too.


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