Why Video Interviewing Matters Now More Than Ever

May 5, 2020


Video interviewing has been a hot topic in the field of recruiting for some time. Due to COVID-19, it is more critical than ever. According to SHRM, companies using video interviewing were able to grow their hiring by 67% during social distancing guidelines.

It’s clear now more than ever that video interviewing is the answer that many organizations didn’t even know they were looking for.

How do video interviews save time? 

Let’s be honest, we’re all extremely busy now. Everyone is always multitasking and very rarely know when they would be available for a meeting.

Along with that, recruiters and hiring managers are well-aware of the phone tag that commences whenever you are trying to schedule a time to speak with your candidates.

With video interviews, you can simply record a video with all of the questions that you’d like answered by the candidates and send them all out at once. Since videos are on-demand, candidates can then record their responses at their convenience. Eliminating the need to schedule a time for both parties.

Companies have come to find out just how valuable this quality is, and it has proven to be one of the main reasons as to why they choose to utilize video interviews as a staple of their recruiting.

How do you use video interviews with a global workforce? 

Another big reason why video interviews have grown in popularity is the growing interconnectivity of the global economy. 

Since February 2020, more and more positions are being relocated to remote positions. This means the person that ends up accepting the job may very well be in a different state or on the other side of the world.

With this interconnectivity comes the concern for how employers plan to interview these candidates from all over. While their positions are remote, hiring managers still need to be assured that they are the right fit for the company as they do with every other position.

How can you recruit quality candidates faster?

Let’s be honest, the more experienced and qualified a candidate is, the more recruiters are going to be hounding them.

So much so, that the top talent you have just interviewed yesterday most likely already got an offer elsewhere. It is imperative that your recruiting process is optimized to move along as fast as possible.

Video interviews allow you to cut your recruiting time in half due to not having to waste time scheduling interviews, interviewing each candidate individually, etc.

Candidates will be impressed by how fast you move the process along and you will have a much higher chance of getting that top candidate you have been eyeing!

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