At Here’s Help, we know how important it is to get a feel for candidates during the interview process. Sometimes though, practical restrictions and time constraints prevent you from having a face-to-face sit-down with a candidate. In these cases, employers will often perform interviews over Skype or another video-conferencing platform, and these kinds of video interviews can actually work better than you might expect.
A Good Indicator
Even though video interviews may not have been standard practice even five years ago, today a majority of corporations use video interviewing as a way to identify quality candidates. Despite the obvious restrictions, video interviews can be a good indicator of whether or not a candidate is a fit for your company.
Not only do video interviews give you an accurate look at potential candidates, but they can also be a cost-saving measure. By conducting at least a portion of hiring interviews through video conferencing, you can expedite the process, free up time for hiring managers, and make candidate searches more cost effective.
Other Ways to Integrate Video Technology
Video technology is finding its way into the hiring process beyond direct person-to-person interviews. Increasingly, candidates are placing personal video messages on their online portfolios with sites such as LinkedIn. These videos can help you get a good sense of the candidate’s personality, work ethic, and creativity, so it’s often worth your time to check them out.
And remember, the use of video technology goes both ways. Nowadays, a lot of companies are creating corporate videos and placing them on their webpages to help attract new employees. Just as candidates can use these videos to show off who they are, your company can make use of multimedia techniques to show its personality and attract a higher level of applicant.
Use Here’s Help to Find Quality Candidates
Our company has been in the staffing business for more than 25 years, and our placement experts are dedicated to helping you find the best possible candidates for your company. So if you’re interested in learning more about what Here’s Help can do for you as a Hudson Valley staffing agency, don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact our staffing specialists online.