5 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Video Interviewing

By Sean Gordon

Technology is always changing, and it can be really tough to keep up with our ever-evolving world. There’s a lot of talk about change these days, but the reality of the situation is that if we don’t change with the times, we will get left behind. Video interviewing is the kind of technology that not only makes recruiting easier and more efficient, it also saves your company money.

Here, we have 5 reasons why virtual video screening is the future and why you should be a part of it:

Evaluate your applicants wherever you are

The days of being stuck at your desk rifling through applications is long gone. With video screening, you can go through applicants anywhere and any time. If your position requires you to work on other projects that bleed into your time to evaluate applicants, you will have the accessibility to peruse through any potential candidates whenever you have the time.

Evaluate your applicants faster

Not only does virtual screening allow you to evaluate applicants wherever and whenever, it also takes much less time. Think of all the hours that you have spent on the phone with your applicants: more than likely, all these hours add up to days, weeks or months of time devoted to phone calls. There is probably so many better ways for you to spend your time, and with virtual screening you’ll have an abundance of time left over! Implementing video allows you to review potential candidates in only a couple of screenings, which means you might be done with a certain batch in a matter of days instead of weeks or months.

Allows more applicants to apply

The biggest problem with old-fashioned interviewing is the huge pool of applicants to wade through. It requires time and money, and can even end with bad hires because of the pressure to hire someone, even if they don’t fit the position. With virtual screening, you’ll have the time to find that perfect candidate that fits the bill in every way. Now, there’s no stress when you see the amount of applicants, just excitement about finding the best person for the job.

No need to coordinate schedules

Another big problem with conventional hiring is coordinating schedules between recruiters and candidates. In a perfect world, people would be able to make time for anything this important. But if any of your applicants are working at another job, they might have difficulty in getting out to your office. Now, applicants can record their video responses to your questions whenever they have the time to do it. The days of endlessly looking at your calendar are long past now that we can use video as a hiring tool.

Get a first impression of the applicant before the interview

The beauty of virtual screening is that it gives you a chance to assess the applicants before a face-to-face interview. This is crucial, because this is the element that saves you the most time. Consider this: you have an opening that requires your applicant to be good with people, a problem-solver, a team player and overall a warm and welcoming attitude. Just from looking at a resume, you wouldn’t necessarily be able to derive that information. But with virtual screening, the personality of the applicant is much easier to see. In some cases, you may even be able to see that this applicant is not a good fit, meaning you won’t have to bring them in. If nothing else, you can use video interviews to pare down the competition quite a bit.

Have you switched over to video interviews? If you need more information on virtual screening, vidREACH is here to help.

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