6 Good Reasons to Conduct Job Interviews through Video Conferencing

December 7th, 2016 by ali Leave a reply »

Web conferencing makes hiring processes so inexpensive and convenient as to place the companies that keep  stuck to traditional face-to-face job interviews at a real disadvantage on the difficult talent market of today. So, switching to video interviewing has become a necessity for almost every organization.  

In many companies, video conference interviewing has replaced the traditional face-to-face meeting in the manager’s office. Why? In a nutshell, video recruiting is faster, easier to organize, more productive of results, saves time and money and allows for re-evaluation later on.

To cut it short, keeping stuck to the traditional methods means falling far behind the theoretical curve of progressiveness in HR practice. Now, the question that comes up is how video interviewing can actually help a company to win the war for best talents over competitors. There are at least six good reasons to conduct job interviews through video conferencing

  1. Save time and money

According to a survey of an Aberdeen Group of Study, 72 per cent of a pool of managers identified “the reduction in travel costs” as the primary reason to prefer video recruiting. Another important reason is the elimination of lost travel time associated with traditional face-to-face interviewing. Consider also that these benefits are multiplied when international talents are involved.

  1. Get in touch with top talents faster

Interviewing best talented candidates is difficult, as they are busy and in high demand. Video recruiting allows a company to connect to potential talents in the flexible, informal and noncommittal way they like, which increases recruiters’ chances to get an opportunity.

  1. Expand Your Pool of candidates

According to a research of Georgetown University, the shortfall of skilled workers will get  over five million by 2020. In the short time, the only possible way to manage the skills gap problem is to look outside your local candidate pools. Video interviewing allows recruiters to connect with potential candidates from all over the world. In this way, the candidate pool of a company is easily widened, and finding someone with the right skills becomes easy, fast and cheap.

  1. Get access to global talents

According to experts, the problem of the future could be a global talent mismatch rather than a talent shortage. It means that there are talent surpluses in some regions of the world accompanied with shortages in others. The effect is that business is compelled to outsource abroad. In this scenario, video interviewing is crucial to reach off-shore talents in an effective and inexpensive way.

  1. Connect with passive candidates

Already employed workers are often sought after, as their current roles demonstrate their skills. Likely, 77 per cent of insiders are open to new opportunities, according to a recent study by CareerBuilder. However, it is difficult to interview them because of their highly scheduled time. A video conference can be very helpful in this scenario, as it allows a company to conduct a job interview with a flexible schedule.

  1. Enrich the job interview experience

Video interviewing enables recruiters to use all the multimedia tools, like online portfolios, live work samples, slides, presentations and shared documents right alongside the interview discussion. In that way a job interview becomes an exciting, multimedia enriched experience, very different from the dim days of face-to-face meetings in the boss’ office. Another benefit is that recruiters can test candidates’ skills in working in cyberspace and integrating with technology.

To summarize up, the benefits of video interviewing are mainly in terms of cost reduction, faster results and bigger flexibility. These factors will ultimately enhance your ability to attract critical talents in today’s competitive candidate market.

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