Social Recruiting + Video Interviewing: How to Find Top Talent Online
VidCruiter is happy to have established a new partnership with professional social networking powerhouse LinkedIn! This makes it easier than ever for recruiters to interview job candidates via video directly within the LinkedIn platform.
The World’s Largest Professional Social Networking Site
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social networking site with 750+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The platform has a huge database of professionals who log in regularly, making LinkedIn the best choice for social media recruiting.
As the biggest online talent network, LinkedIn presents enormous opportunities for online networking. It’s a great place to harness the power of employee connections and word of mouth recruitment, as well as discover passive job candidates.
Remote Hiring Is the New Normal
The way we seek talent has changed. HR professionals everywhere are leaning into technology to solve hiring challenges like never before. Many wish they’d taken the leap sooner!
Research from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, showed 84% of organizations are currently using social media for recruitment. Social professional networks are now the #1 source of quality hires, and LinkedIn is a particularly good source of job candidates. One study found that 122 million people received an interview through LinkedIn, and 35.5 million have been hired by a person they connected with on the site.
LinkedIn recently hosted LinkedIn Impact (its first-ever virtual talent conference) and its theme was “talent transformation.” Attendees learned from talent experts about how to lead a remote workforce through times of change and virtually manage talent acquisition teams. The global event was attended by 30,000+ people—and VidCruiter was happy to be part of it.
How Video Interviewing & Social Recruiting Complement Each Other
Most LinkedIn member profiles list their experience, skills and education. Many of them also include a profile photo (and maybe a cover photo), and visitors can read first-hand endorsements and referrals. This, of course, provides much more information than a plain text resume.
Still—it doesn’t compare with meeting someone face-to-face!
That’s where video interviewing comes in.
Video interviews add an extra layer of pre-screening when hiring online. Recruiters can both hear applicants’ answers to interview questions in real-time, and read their facial expressions and body language too. Video interviewing makes it easier to get a sense of a candidate’s personality and their enthusiasm for the position, as well as gauge their soft skills.
Host Video Interviews Directly within LinkedIn
Now LinkedIn’s Talent Hub users can host professional video interviews right within the LinkedIn platform. Through this exciting new partnership, recruiters can schedule mutually-convenient interview times through LinkedIn AND host them through VidCruiter’s seamlessly-integrated video interviewing software.
Two powerful hiring tools. One online recruiting powerhouse!
VidCruiter is the all-in-one video recruiting partner for LinkedIn Talent Hub. It offers:
- Embedded interview questions directly with the platform for ease of asking
- Built-in rating guides, which automatically calculate scores from multiple interviewers
- Option to record video interviews to review later
Tap into the Recruiting Power of LinkedIn + VidCruiter
Together, VidCruiter and LinkedIn are making it easy for recruiters like you to tap into the power of both video interviewing and social media recruitment at once. The only thing left for you to do is make a job offer.