- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On August 18, 2015
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If used correctly, video interviewing can be a powerful tool that saves your hiring team time and money. If your organization is looking at incorporating video interviewing into the recruitment process, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with low-end or free solutions. Although the cost may be attractive, you will face the following issues that end up causing more harm than good:
Low-end and free video interviewing solutions often provide a glitch-filled experience for both your hiring team and candidates. Technical difficulties will result in your recruitment team unnecessarily wasting time and leave candidates with a negative impression of your organization. Having to download software and create a username and password to participate in a video interview are common hassles with low-end and free solutions. Typically, these providers offer little if any support, which delays the interview process and may even result in the candidates finding employment elsewhere.
Low-end and free providers often lack important features that make video interviewing even more effective. The ability to record and rewatch the interview, add notes, or share it with other members of your team are just a few examples of features that are not available with many basic solutions. Having to rely on a solution with limited functionality makes it difficult for your recruitment team to manage the collected information and stay organized.
Lack of Customization
Typically, low-end and free providers make you adapt your recruitment process to fit their capabilities instead of meeting your unique needs. The ability to ask questions via video or text, determine re-recording options, or set time limits are often unavailable or can’t be changed on a per question basis with low-end or free solutions. Even incorporating your organization’s branding into the video interviews may not be possible. A lack of customization is not only inconvenient for your recruitment team, but may also give your applicants an inconsistent experience.
Although it may seem like low-end and free video interviewing solutions will save you money, their limited functionality and restrictions will take away from your organization’s productivity. Providing your team and applicants with a poor video interviewing experience will end up costing your organization time and money. In order to truly optimize your recruitment process with video interviewing, you need to ensure you choose a provider that can meet your organization’s unique needs and requirements.