- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On January 2, 2013
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- digital interviewing, video interviewing, video screen, virtual interview
Assessing talent ushered into the hiring process through online channels can be very challenging. Written resumes can be a very limiting assessment tool when it comes to determining one person’s fit to the organization (both attitude and competency). What can be done to compensate the lack of contact of online sourcing? One good way is to move towards the power of asynchronous video interviewing. A 5 minute video can mean hundreds of words speaking volumes of minute details that can be very important in the hiring process.
The beauty of video interviewing
Video interviewing allows for a more holistic look at an applicant. Communication skills can be gauged right there and then. Intelligence can also be better assessed through the quality of an applicant’s answers and clarity of thought. Confidence issues can also be seen right away. Depending on the position the candidate is eyed for the hiring process is made faster with recruiters and hiring managers given key clues to the applicant’s professional abilities. Decisions can be made faster with the hiring process progressing smoothly as opposed to having multiple engagements in conventional online hiring procedures.
Real time vs. “non real” time interviews
Video interviewing can be done in real time or with pre-recorded questions. Both can have its own set of advantages and downsides. Live interviews can sometimes favor more probing, and can solicit clearer answers from candidates. But it can be time consuming and even expensive especially when the hiring initiative is massive with global coverage. Asynchronous video interviewing however is a video interview not done in real time. This might be limiting for some organizations but when the questions are well designed this video interview can be very powerful in the sense that it is cheaper to execute and can automate the initial hiring process covering more applicants every hour than the man-hour-intensive real time online interviews.
Maximizing video interviews
Video interviews are powerful online hiring tools but you can maximize it more by understanding how it works. In the case of asynchronous video interviewing it can be used better by simply putting it on the front end of mass or targeted recruitment. It allows for more people to get in the selection process making sure that the net is cast wide and then ALL the “fishes” are hauled in to the boat. There are many instances that the coverage of the hiring is wide but there is difficulty in getting all of the applicants into the hiring process compromising the quality of the human capital pool.
Getting the right technology for video interviewing
The quality of your online hiring is determined by your ability to communicate effectively to job candidates. So stop beating the bushes and get into the right platform today. Online hiring does not have to be a burden. Distance is never a problem. In fact you can turn distance to your human capitalization advantage.
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