Regardless of whether or not you are currently using video to conduct first interviews with your prospective new hires, it is rapidly gaining popularity in all industries. I personally attribute this to the cost effective manner in which it takes you through the hiring process. Video interviews know no geographic or scheduling constraints, which proves more efficient and convenient for all parties involved. Before this new technology, if you were located in California and received a spectacular resume from someone working full-time in New York, you had to coordinate times for a phone interview and inevitably fly them out for an in-person meeting. With a pre-recorded digital interview, your candidate can take it as their schedule permits, and you can watch their responses at your leisure from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. If this doesn’t highlight enough perceived value for you to look into your options, I strongly suggest you take a look at the infographic below provided by UndercoverRecruiter.
Guest writer: Eric Playford
The Future of Video Interviewing [Video Interviewing Infographic]. (n.d.).