- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On March 6, 2015
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Should you allow applicants to re-record their answers?
This is an important question when it comes to video interviewing. There are pros and cons for both options and ultimately it may depend on your organization recruitment needs or the type of position you are hiring for.
Will You Allow Re-recording?
Here are the benefits:
- Applicants are more comfortable, knowing they can re-record their answer if they are not satisfied with their response.
- Less pressure on applicants.
- Applicants will have the confidence that they will be providing the best possible representation of their capabilities.
On the flipside, here are some drawbacks of allowing applicants to re-record:
- Answers can become less authentic
- Answers often times come across as rehearsed.
- Re-recording will diminish the impact of important screening questions.
Will You Not Allow Re-Recording?
Here are the benefits of not offering the option to re-record:
- Shows the true initial response of the applicant, good or bad.
- Feels more similar to a live video or in-person interview
- Perfect for higher pressure questions or applicant testing where you want to see how an applicant reacts.
Here are the cons:
- More stress on the applicant.
- Initial reaction may not truly indicate the strengths and capabilities of the applicant.
At VidCruiter, we understand that your organization may require the use of both options. Our system allows you to customize the number of times applicants can re-record their answer on a per question basis. VidCruiter’s flexibility enables your organization to match each question to the appropriate option and receive the maximum benefit.