Recruitment Solutions and Advice
Sep 20, 2019 |
The recruitment process has changed a lot in recent years with the introduction of digital technologies like video calling. Before such technologies, the interviews were conducted in person which transpired to telephonic interviews and now Video Interviews.
The classic method of interviews takes up a lot of time and can be tiresome for the recruiter especially when the number of applicants is huge. Video Interviewing is a tried and tested technology that helps to identify the highest potential of an applicant while easing out the recruiter's work of reading resumes and talking on the phone while making sure they don’t miss any important aspect of the interview process.
So, what exactly is a video interview? And how is it different from a Skype interview and telephonic interview?!
Video Interview or Video Recruiting is a digital method of conducting an interview using video technology as the primary channel of communication. There are two types of video interview methods:
Asynchronous Interviews are Recorded Interviews. The recruiter sets a group of questions on a video interviewing software and the selected candidates can record answers to these questions in a video format. The questions asked by the recruiters can be in text or video format. A time limit can also be set for the candidates to submit the answer.
The recruiters then evaluate these video interviews and find suitable candidates for the job position. Video Interviews can also be helpful to study the candidate's body language which can’t be done over a phone call. Also, once the candidate records the answers, no alteration can be done to that video which further helps to analyse the candidate’s skills and mindset.
Normally interviews go on up to 30-45 minutes, whereas, evaluating these videos take no more than 15- 20 mins and the recruiters can do so at their convenience instead of at a specified time and location as they can review the candidates on the application from the comfort of their homes.
For live Interviews, the recruiter conducts the interview online instead of meeting the candidate face to face. It is similar to Skype Interviews but some video interviewing software include attributes of interview scheduling like interview recording, whiteboard, etc which are helpful to evaluate candidates in a better manner.
Video Interviews give a comprehensive analysis of the candidate. The recruiters can make a better judgment based on the audio-visual interaction. During telephonic Interview malpractices like impersonation or cheating could occur which is overcome through video interviews. Also, as the videos are recorded in this software, the recruiters can further evaluate by getting a second opinion or use it for future reference.
When it comes to Skype Interview, connecting to a candidate’s profile can be uncomfortable for the candidate and Video Interviewing Software provides a more professional environment. Also, Skype does not support integration with the Application Tracking System.
Reduced Time to Hire
Video interview reduces the time to recruit a new employee as it cuts down the long hiring process to directly inviting candidates to submit their video interviews, analyzing the and hiring the employee. This saves the time of arranging the entire face to the face interview process for multiple candidates where the employers keep asking the same questions to different candidates as the employer have to just record their question once. It reduces time-to-hire by nearly 50%.
Reduced Hiring Cost
It also reduces the cost of hiring by up to 60% as arranging an interview in person takes up a lot of additional resources. It saves efforts spent on manual screening, coordination and logistics.
Better Candidate Experience
Video interviews let the candidates attend online interviews from anywhere across the globe, via web or mobile, at their convenience while providing a standardized, consistent experience.
As all the videos are recorded, they can be used as a reference in the future. Similarly, comments, evaluation and other data upon the video of the candidate is saved which can be useful for audits.
Refined Candidate Analysis
The video interviewing software improves the interviewing process as it gives the employer the chance to take a second opinion by getting a colleague or hiring panel personal to review the recorded video of the candidate and deliver a fair decision.
Overcome Timezone Differences
The Video Interviewing Softwares provides an extremely convenient platform for both the candidates and the recruiters. The recruiters can submit their questions and evaluate the candidates from any part of the globe and in any time zone. Similarly, the candidates can record their answers from anywhere in the world at their desired time-saving time and cutting down travel expenses.
Enhances Employer Branding
Video interviewing software furnishes the branding of the platform with banners, videos, colour themes, and logos. This builds a tech-savvy and candidate friendly image for an organization and the organization is perceived in a brighter light.
So, Video Interviewing Softwares are the ultimate tool for recruiters as well as the candidates. It fulfills every purpose of an in-person interview along with providing the flexibility of time and location. As it saves time, it allows more candidates to tell their stories and opportunity for their videos to be passed around for group feedback.
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