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Top 10 Benefits Of Adding Video Interviews To Your Recruitment Process

| By Andy Wigderson

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Video interviews make the entire hiring process easier, quicker, and more convenient for recruiters and candidates alike. It doesn’t matter where you or your candidates are or when your schedules align, with video interviewing, interviews can happen anytime, anywhere. Not only this, Video Interviewing extends numerous other benefits, making it popular among businesses of all shapes and sizes. A survey by Software Advice suggests that 60% of the recruiters are already using video technology. Most of the businesses prefer using it for initial stages of screening to save time and resources.

With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and technology like facial expression detection, Video Interviews is the next big thing in recruiting.

Let’s look at some of the key benefits of adding Video Interviews to your hiring process. (Also download the PDF here)

1. No Scheduling Hassles

That’s a given. Whether it is scheduling 1 interview or 20, Video Interviews relieve the headache of back and forth in scheduling face-to-face interviews. Just schedule the interviews for all the candidates at once and they can answer those questions as per their convenience. Looking at the video responses of candidates, the hiring manager can get a sense of whom to move forward in the process. Now you can screen more candidates in less time.

2. Comparing Candidates is easy

Don’t worry about referring to your old notes when selecting candidates. You can always go back and look at the candidate’s interview again. You can even compare them with past interviews of successful employees at your company.

3. Offer a consistent experience

Most of the face-to-face interviews go off track after a certain point and hiring manager misses to ask about a few aspects. With one-way Video Interviewing, you can always send pre-determined questions to all candidates and expect them to answer all of those questions. This helps decision making because you will have comparable points for each candidate.

4. Eliminate Stressors for the Candidate

Many good candidates get stressed out in a situation of F2F interview and are not able to showcase their domain knowledge. With Video Interviews, you let the candidate set the stage in a stress-free environment.

5. Entice Passive Candidates

Not always a candidate is actively looking for a job and that’s why many drop off when they are told to travel for an interview, without knowing benefits, perks or salary of the job. With video interviews, you can make sure that you don’t miss out on such candidates.

6. Save Travel Costs

This one goes without saying. You candidates can give interview anytime, anywhere with video interviews. So, you don’t have to worry about flying them in, pay for meals and hotel.

7. Reduce Small Talk, Save Time

Every face-to-face interview has a bit of a small talk associated and it becomes exhausting for hiring managers to conduct many in a day. With one-way Video Interviewing, you can come straight to the point, without any chit chat and save a lot of time and energy.

8. A Small Test of Technical Capabilities

Well, a clean interview recorded by a Candidate indicates in a way that the candidate knows how to use new technology. In a way, the Video Interviewing will help reveal the attention to detail and preparedness of the candidates.

9. Build your best brand

Your clients and candidates want an amazing experience whenever and wherever they connect with your business. Offering a video interview platform positions you as a technology leader and a big problem solver. Unify and simplify the interview process and watch your brand grow.

10. Turn tech into your advantage

You can use video interviewing technology to make data driven decisions, using powerful analytics. Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning techniques can help you analyze body language, verbal cues to help you make better decisions.

TargetRecruit offers Video Interviewing technology– fully integrated through our partnership with XpertReview.

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