Why Do Recruiters Prefer to Use a One-Way Interview?

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Use These Features to Enhance Your User Experience and Results

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There are a number of reasons to implement one-way video interviewing, also commonly known as pre-recorded video interviewing, into your hiring process, including the many specific features which can improve that process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before.


Never Forget to Ask an Important Question

During an interview, it’s easy for a conversation to steer off topic, potentially causing a recruiter to forget to ask an important question. With one-way video interviews, everything is set up in advance, and the system asks every candidate the same set of questions. Interviewers no longer have to worry about following up with candidates to collect information that was missed during an interview, saving them from wasting time that can be used to evaluate these same candidates.

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Prevent Common Interview Cheating Methods

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Make it almost impossible for candidates to cheat with VidCruiter’s question randomization. The feature will give you the option to have versions of each video interview question for each candidate.  Hiring managers are able to select any number of question versions they like, which are then randomly selected for a candidate. This helps recruiters avoid wasting valuable time on unqualified candidates, allowing them to focus on the good ones.


View Your Hiring Progress with Reports Built for Video Interviewing

Recruiters and hiring managers have access to HR reports, which will allow your team to view detailed descriptions of the status of each candidate. These reports are marked with individual activity logs, their rating compared to other candidates, and more with different report types for recruiter work, applicant data and performance of the role. Recruitment teams can share this with one another for visual representations of their process, creating a more interactive, collaborative experience.

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Make a One-Way Video Interview More Engaging with Video-Based Questions

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Using video-based instead of text-based questions is a great way to make the one-way video interview process more engaging for applicants. Adding a message from upper management or a testimonial video from an employee allows your organization to share its culture, illustrate the work environment, and set clear expectations for your potential applicants. With VidCruiter, you can have introductory videos, questions asked with video and even conclusion videos, setting the tone and attracting and maintaining higher quality candidates for your choosing.


Add Video to Get the Most out of Your Skills Testing

Having applicants complete a skills test is a good way to determine their qualifications. With one-way video interviewing software you can use skills testing questions to create a more engaging experience with these assessment tools. Adding video interview responses to a skills test ensures a positive skills testing experience, leading to an overall higher quality applicant pool.

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Customized Workflow System

The Customization Available on the Workflow System

With VidCruiter’s workflow system recruiters will be able to completely customize the steps, stages, and processes of your daily tasks and responsibilities. The platform is made flexible to your needs with the ability to automate organization, communication and status changes. With this system, recruiters are able to customize workflows for each individual video interview, and the platform is capable of sending automated emails to candidates, recruiters and hiring managers, ensuring the process continues to move forward.


Plug-in the Video Interview Tool with Other VidCruiter Products

Your hiring process is made easier when you use other VidCruiter products alongside video interviewing software. With one account across all products, consisting of the same data, information, and login information for your team, communication is improved, and your information is better organized so your team can make well-informed decisions.

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More Ways One-Way Video Interviewing Can Improve Your Screening Process

VidCruiter offers solutions for recruiters facing all different types of obstacles. Learn more about the video interviewing features that help overcome these obstacles in the articles below.

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