How Video Interviewing Can Help You Hire for Cultural Fit

Video interviewing is no longer an up and coming practice, it’s here. With 63% of HR managers having used video screening as a means to finding candidates, there is good reason to use this technology for enhancing your hiring process. Professionalism is hard to recognize through a phone interview, since only 7% of non-verbal communication is tone of voice. So when a candidate is thousands of miles from the company headquarters, video screening is ideal to measure their cultural fit. Nonverbal Communication A key indicator for cultural fit is a candidate’s nonverbal communication, and that’s something you can really only judge by seeing their face and hearing their voice simultaneously. Not every candidate will be from the same zip code as the company, and phone screenings don’t give the hiring manager the opportunity to see the face of their talent. This makes video interviewing  an ideal option. A candidate’s tone of voice, posture, […]

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Practice Makes Perfect: Video Interviewing Gives Candidates an Edge

The benefits of video interviewing greatly outweigh the rather minimal costs. It saves companies roughly 67% on traveling costs over traditional face-to-face interviews. As wonderful as it is for companies to save that extensive amount of money, what about your candidates? It’s important for them to feel at ease during the interview process as well, so you don’t want a piece of technology that only saves you money but is difficult for the candidate. Your employer branding will suffer and so will your candidates. Jobseekers look for companies who are technologically savvy. In fact, some won’t even apply if they can’t at least send their resume from their mobile device. Video interviewing attracts tech talent, currently a very coveted career field for employers. While it does save recruiters a lot of time and money to do video screens over phone screens, it saves candidates time and nervous energy too.  In […]

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How to Convince a Combative Hiring Manager to Change

(Editor’s Note: Some readers found the previous statistic that provided on virtual interviewing usage to be misleading. Since then we have updated the stat and source to be as accurate as possible. Thank you for your understanding.) We all have routines. These daily and weekly routines can be hard to break or even change. Recruiters love the concept of video interviewing replacing traditional interviews, but it can be tough to get the hiring manager on board. While video interviewing saves more than time, money, and effort, hiring managers may balk at having to change their routine. What they don’t know is that using video interviews over traditional interviews enhances employer brand and candidate experience. Therefore, to help you pitch the idea of implementing video interviewing technology into your hiring process, we have compiled some possible reactions you may be faced with along with some great responses. “It is too expensive.” […]

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6 Sheep to Count Before the Interview of Your Dreams

The perfect interview… a dream come true. For a recruiter or hiring manager there is almost no better feeling than a perfect interview with a dream candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager can’t really control the quality of the candidate. You can, however, control the quality of the interview. First, actually take the time to read the resumes before the interview. Yes, before. It will make the candidate feel like you are interested in them for the position, and it will save wasted time during the interview. The steps that follow keep the process moving, keep the candidate interested and keep it legal. 1. “Now let me look at your resume…” In math class, if you told your teacher, “Now, let me just finish this one equation first…” it simply wouldn’t fly. You would either get the question wrong or a late grade on the assignment. Why should your interview be any different? Yes, your candidate […]

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5 Special Ways to Stand Out to Candidates

Have you ever applied to a company only to find a communication barrier on the recruiting end? Or, in the very least, tried to look at a company career page and find it hard to navigate? That would be an example of poor employer branding. A company who is candid with candidates about their company and the application process is more likely to have happy employees. Truth is, people are 50% more likely to post to social media about a negative experience than they are a positive one. So, in an increasingly web-based world, ignoring candidates after a convoluted application process will only lead to a negative employer brand. So you think you’re special? Communicate why you are to candidates. Potential candidates aren’t going to know what makes you stand out above the rest if you don’t tell them why. But here’s the trick: don’t exaggerate. As tempting as it may […]

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4 Reasons to Serve Your Company with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With the eye-to-eye experience, neither the interviewer nor the talent has to travel to a third location. They can stay in their home or office (or interview on the go with a mobile app). Video interviewing not only decreases costs but it also improves the employer brand and employee culture.    Reduces Turnover According to a report by Payscale, 57% of companies see retention as a problem, but you can stop the problem during the interview process before it starts. A candidate who has a positive experience goes into the company with an optimistic […]

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