Changes in Technology have changed the way we work, communicate, read books, listen to music and even watch TV so it should come as no surprise that its now changing the way we hire. Although video interviewing has been around for a while 2012 saw it really start to take off and 2013 it is being called the must have recruitment tool. Now I know some people are thinking when it comes to their recruitment if the current way they do things is working why bother changing it but with more and more companies beginning to use it do you really want your company to be left behind?
Over 50% of larger companies have used video interviewing and said it has lowered travel cost, hire time and the over all candidate experience which is all great for the company brand.
It is also great for candidates who are currently working and can not get to a meeting during in the week do you really want to miss out on what could be the best candidate?
Some companies currents use free web based platforms but these could lead to a few problems for instance they only allow one on one interaction, there could be a few security risks you have no support if anything crashes and you loss any interviews and you can not put your company branding on.
Video interviewing is not to take the place of face to face meetings but is designed to help short list the best candidates by looking threw their online videos and getting a feel for their personalities and also seeing how they react to the question type you have set up for them. Its a great way to see if a candidate will be suitably fitted to your office environment and if they are not simply press Delete!!