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A Better Way to Interview

The demands on you and your time are greater than ever. We know. We’ve witnessed the change in hiring trends. It’s evolving quickly.

Paper resumes, phone screenings, and in-person interviews are no longer the only logical methods of finding new employees.

A more efficient and innovative solution has arrived: Live Virtual Interviews.

Industry experts predict that in just a few short years, live virtual interviews will become a hiring standard for all initial interviews. Many organizations have already adopted live virtual interviews as a best practice.

Here’s why:

    • Save Time and Money
    • Reduce Time-to-Hire
    • Increase Candidate Pool
    • Improve Candidate Experience
    • Advance Employment Branding
    • Reduce Environmental Impact

Save Time and Money

The due diligence necessary during the hiring process can now be done more economically. Travel has become increasingly expensive and time-consuming. Live virtual interviews significantly reduce or eliminate the need for domestic and international travel, and can be typically conducted for less than $100 per hour.

Reduce Time-to-Hire

Weeks of waiting for scheduled travel and in-person interviews are shortened or eliminated with live virtual interviews. All interviewers are not required to be in the same room at the same time, easing scheduling and travel stress that build up over multiple interviews. Hiring managers also have the ability to meet with candidates remotely, finding more time to interview as a result.

Increase Candidate Pool

Interviewing more candidates in this fashion increases an employer’s opportunity to make the right hire for an open position. By hiring the best person who has a positive long-term impact, a company improves its competitive position in their industry. In offering the chance to interview virtually, hiring organizations encourage more qualified candidates to apply.

Improve Candidate Experience

By not requiring a candidate to be away from home and current employment for multiple days, the hiring organization shows that they’re respectful of the candidate’s time and work-life balance. With the ability to meet with employers from their home, a candidate can be more relaxed while avoiding the typical travel-related inconveniences like airport crowds, security restrictions, flight delays, and uncomfortable seating.

Advance Employment Branding

Live virtual interviews provide an opportunity for hiring organizations to position their brand as progressive, innovative and environmentally conscious. Clients can customize or private label their specific virtual interview web sites with company logo, color scheme, and messaging. Links and buttons displayed on a custom-branded site can direct each candidate to the company’s career site when clicked.

Reduce Environmental Impact

Live virtual interviews done through browser-based technology reduces a hiring organization’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment related to travel associated with conducting a regional, national, or international candidate search.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the system require a user to download software?
A: No, the GreenJobInterview solution utilizes a secure, browser-based technology that does not require any software to be downloaded.

Q: Does the GreenJobInterview solution work on a PC and/or Mac?
A: GreenJobInterview works equally well on either a PC or Mac computer.

Q: What are the minimum system requirements?

A: To use GreenJobInterview effectively, each interviewer and candidate must have the following: Windows 95/97/2000 XP, Mac OSX or Linux with 1.2GHz (or faster) processor 256 MB of RAM; 240kpbs (or faster) Internet connectivity (bandwidth); Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, FireFox, Safari, etc.) with Flash Player 7 plug-in.

Q: What Internet browser(s) work best with GreenJobInterview?
A: We recommend using Internet Explorer 7 and above, or FireFox 3.5 and above.

Q: How does the audio work? Where does the sound portion come from?
A: The sound comes from a standard telephone due to the importance of reliability and familiarity during a job interview. Either a landline or mobile phone can be used. Also, when multiple participants are involved, a standard conference call can be set up and used.

Q: Where do I plug in my webcam?
A: The webcam can be plugged into any available USB port on a PC or Mac, desktop or laptop computer.

Q: How many participants can use GreenJobInterview simultaneously?
A: The GreenJobInterview system is capable of hosting 16 separate and individual guests or connections at the same time.

Q: What is a “tech check” and how does it work?

A: The GreenJobInterview team conducts a “system check” with each user in advance of every live virtual interview to ensure that all connections work and to answer any outstanding questions regarding the process. This brief orientation typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Q: What happens if a candidate does not have a webcam?

A: GreenJobInterview will ship a webcam on behalf of our clients to a candidate who does not currently have their own webcam.

Q: Will any webcam work?
A: Yes, any webcam will work with GreenJobInterview, but we do recommend using either a Logitech or Microsoft webcam for the best live virtual interview experience possible.

Q: What does the candidate do with their webcam after the live virtual interview has been completed?
A: Most hiring organizations choose to let their candidates keep the webcam and GreenJobInterview encourages it, but the option to have it returned is up to the individual company.

Q: Does GreenJobInterview ship internationally?
A: Yes, GreenJobInterview does ship webcams internationally and the cost of any shipments is the responsibility of the hiring organization.

Q: How much lead time is necessary to ship a webcam to a candidate?
A: Standard UPS shipping times and prices apply to all domestic and international deliveries. Most hiring organizations select the 2-Day shipping option, but multiple overnight delivery choices are available with associated costs being the responsibility of our clients.

Q: Do you offer 24/7 technical support and international customer service?
A: Yes, each GreenJobInterview client receives a dedicated customer service team that is available for support issues around the clock.

Q: What happens if my company has a firewall?
A: Because RTMP is the native protocol for communications between a Flash Media Server and the Flash Player installed at the local machine, the best system performance is achieved utilizing port 1935. However, alternative ports may be used successfully if needed, and GreenJobInterview works with each client individually to find the solution that’s best for their particular scenario.