PRE-RECORDED VIDEO INTERVIEWS HELP RECRUITERS STREAMLINE HIRING PROCESSES AND FOCUS ON TOP CANDIDATES
Pre-recorded interviewing is a powerful recruitment tool which allows candidates to record a video of themselves answering interview questions. They do this by using a personal device which can connect to the internet, such as a mobile phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. The videos are then submitted for a recruiter to review at a convenient time. Recruiters also have the ability to replay, fast-forward or share the recorded responses with colleagues.
Why choose a pre-recorded video interviewing system?
💻 What is a pre-recorded video interview?
Unlike a live video interview, a pre-recorded video interview does not require interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) to meet at a pre-determined time. Instead, the interviewer sends a unique link to candidates inviting them to complete their virtual interview whenever works best (24/7). During the pre-recorded video interview, job applicants are asked a series of interview questions (either through written text or pre-recorded video). They follow simple instructions to record their responses to the questions. Recruiters and hiring professionals can then watch, score and compare the recorded video interviews whenever they’d like. The video responses can be easily shared with other decision makers involved in the hiring process, who can also review them when time allows. No wonder they are so popular!
⏩ Does pre-recorded video interviewing speed up hiring?
Pre-recorded video interviewing can definitely speed up hiring time—by up to 80%! Pre-recorded video interviews are the most convenient interviewing option out there because everyone who participates in one does so on their own time. This helps accelerate hiring by eliminating scheduling conflicts. It also saves time and money on needless travel to meet in-person, which is too common during the early screening stages of hiring. Instead, HR professionals simply watch job applicants’ recorded interview responses when they have time. They can easily rate candidates and make comments, allowing hiring teams to collaborate and shortlist applicants with ease.
🕐 Can pre-recorded video interviews help recruiters overcome time zone challenges?
Yes! Pre-recorded video interviews make time zone challenges a thing of the past! Traditional in-person interviews and live video interviews require at least two people (perhaps more if there’s a hiring team) to all meet at a pre-arranged time. This can be difficult because of people’s busy schedules, and it’s especially challenging when trying to interview people in multiple time zones. Say goodbye to scheduling conflicts! Pre-recorded video interviews do not require anyone to meet at a certain time; all participants get involved on their own time—either recording answers to interview questions or reviewing the video recordings. This allows HR professionals to interview and hire top talent anywhere in the world, breaking down geographical barriers.
🧠 Can pre-recorded video interviews minimize hiring bias?
Yes, pre-recorded video interviews can help reduce hiring bias—both conscious and unconscious. Unfortunately, there are many types of hiring biases, which lead to bad hires and even expensive lawsuits. Thankfully video interviewing can help minimize bias in the recruitment process. How? One sure fire way is by incorporating structured digital interview questions into pre-recorded video interviews. This scientifically-proven interviewing technique helps reduce bias by asking the same questions in the same way in the same order to ALL candidates. Pre-recorded interviews also allow hiring teams to engage multiple stakeholders, re-watch video responses, share feedback and arrive at a hiring consensus more fairly. Candidates’ independent scores are automatically ranked so those that scored the highest move to the top of the shortlist.
📞 How do pre-recorded video interviews compare with telephone interviews?
Say goodbye to annoying phone tag and long email threads! Compared to the hassle of telephone interviews, pre-recorded video interviews are a huge time saver. Pre-recorded interviews 100% eliminate the need to schedule a mutually-convenient time for an interview. Instead, candidates record answers to interview questions at their convenience—and hiring teams review the recorded responses whenever they have time, greatly facilitating the hiring process. Video interviews also reveal much more information about candidates than phone interviews. Over the phone, recruiters can only hear candidates’ voices. Video interviews allow hiring teams to see applicants’ facial expressions, mannerisms, as well as background indicators, giving HR professionals more well-rounded assessments of the candidates they’re interviewing.
STILL LOOKING FOR MORE ON VIDEO INTERVIEW SOFTWARE FEATURES?
It’s important for recruiters to have a clear understanding of the products they are using to streamline the screening process, as it allows them to get the most out of the platform while enjoying an easy, user-friendly experience. For more on video interviews and how they can help your organization, visit the pages below.
Additional Pre-Recorded Features
VidCruiter is constantly developing new features for our pre-recorded video interviewing software. Click here to discover what else you get on top of everything else the software provides.
Services Included with Pre-Recorded
From a dedicated Client Success Manager to a team in place to ensure your applicants succeed with the software, there are many services you get from VidCruiter with your purchase. Find out more by clicking here.
Improve Processes with Pre-Recorded
Clients are always amazed by how much can be automated thanks to pre-recorded video interviewing software. Click here to find out how VidCruiter’s automation features can improve your recruitment process.
Pre-Recorded Best Practices
Do you have access to pre-recorded video interviewing software but aren’t sure you’re using it to its full advantage? By clicking here you’ll find out what we recommend as best practices when using this software.
Pre-Recorded Use Cases
If you’re interested in pre-recorded video interviewing but aren’t sure where it might fit in your recruitment process, check out some of our use cases from real clients by clicking here.
Pre-Recorded Return on Investment
The most valuable ROI for many companies is proof something is saving money, but pre-recorded video interviewing can do more and is a good long-term investment. Click here to learn about other ROI benefits.