In this blog post, we will cover the top 10 benefits of video interviewing for recruiting.

1.     FAST HIRING

Did you know the average length of the hiring process is 45 days?

By introducing video interviewing in the early stages of the recruitment process, companies can whittle down candidates easily and quickly. By eliminating the time and effort it takes for the recruiter to arrange and conduct multiple face-to-face interviews, days and sometimes even weeks can be saved. 

Having a fast hiring process enables companies to hold onto top candidates, and save dramatically on recruitment costs.

2.     POSITIVE COMPANY IMAGE

Companies who strive to have a current company image through using video interviewing are deemed more innovative by 98%!

Strong company images and reputation attract top talent.

3.     COMPARE CANDIDATES MORE EFFECTIVELY

As video interviews are pre-recorded and sent straight to the recruiter from the candidate, recruiters have the luxury of watching all submitted video interviews at their leisure. So they may watch them as they’re sent in, or recruiters can watch them one after another making comparison between candidates much easier.

5.     CONSISTENT INTERVIEWS

With video interviews presenting the same questions in the same order to candidates, the recruitment process enables a much fairer experience. There is no waffling off on a tangent, or asking leading questions to candidates.

6.     ELIMINATES NO SHOWS

Recruiters can jump for joy at the prospect of eliminating those no show candidates. A lot of preparation, clearing of schedules and arranging goes into setting up a face-to-face interview. That’s why when a candidate just doesn’t turn up for their interview it can be a real slap to the face of the recruiter, never mind the costs that accompany it.

Video interviews are downloaded and sent by the candidate, so if someone decides not to record their interview, there’s no skin off the recruiter’s nose and no time wasted.

7.     REMOVES GEOGRAPHICAL RESTRICTIONS

Any travelling to and from face-to-face interviews can be eliminated with the use of video interviews. This can save the company thousands if they are used to expensing travel and overnight stays for talent to come and be interviewed.

8.     INCREASED CHANCE OF RECRUITMENT

It’s not all great news just for recruiters too. Did you know there is a 40% increased chance to be shortlisted for an interview if candidates submit a video alongside their CV?

9.     CONVENIENCE FOR PASSIVE JOB SEARCH

One-way video interviewing is also great for candidates who are passively job searching. It can take away a lot from candidates who need to find the time to book an interview when they already have prior working arrangements. Being able to record your video interview at home at a convenient time allows candidates greater flexibility when looking to change career paths.

10.   Technical ability and attention to detail can be observed.

It’s the small details through using video interviewing that gives recruiters an idea of the type of person the candidate is.

If their camera, sound and lighting is poor, this will negatively impact their technical abilities and even attention to detail. Not to mention the background and what can be seen from the recruiter’s perspective.

Candidates can easily make themselves stand out from the crowd simply by ensuring the small details that will be seen in the shot are intentional. So adjust the lighting, seating position, eliminate background noise and ensure things you don’t want to be seen are out of the shot!

Benefits of video interviewing

Ad you’v now seen throughout this most there are many benefits of using a video interviewing tool. As we are seeing more restrictions and lock-down being enforced, the necessity of video interviewing will only increase.

Find your reason to start video interviewing your candidates today!

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