The recruiting process has been simplified in recent years, thanks to modern technology. For instance, video interviewing has enabled recruiters to screen applicants faster and save time and business resources. Recruiting managers have also been able to provide a fair and structured recruitment process for everyone. There are several benefits to taking advantage of on demand interviews that job seekers, recruiters, and hiring managers should especially be aware of.
Reduces scheduling issues
It can be difficult to find the perfect time for the recruiter and the candidate to conduct the meeting, especially if the schedules keep clashing. However, the recruiter can just send the video link to the candidate so they can do it virtually when they are available and ready. Interestingly, a Global Talent Trends survey done by LinkedIn in 2015 showed that 70% of the candidates were passively looking for jobs. Therefore, passive applicants who have other jobs may find it difficult to show up for face-to-face meetings because it entails leaving their workplaces, making up excuses or having transport issues. However, with the video functionality, your business can get top talent by allowing these candidates to compete for the position in their own time.
Streamlining high-volume jobs
If the hiring team does not have enough time to review hundreds or thousands of applications for a particular vacancy, the video functionality can help them streamline the whole process. They can review all the pre-recorded videos when they have time, rather than schedule hundreds of screens.
Reducing time to hire
Some candidates may live in other countries, lack the time to come for a face-to-face screening or may require a recruiting team that has a very demanding schedule. During such situations, the video functionality comes in handy because you can easily schedule the meeting with candidates.
Gauging your candidates’ technological skills
There are many jobs at the moment that are technology-driven. Therefore, it is very important to gauge the candidates’ technological skills during the screening process by assessing their navigational skills on the internet and computer. Moreover, there are some candidates who are very shy when it comes to physical meetings but have all the skills needed to excel in the job. However, they can be less shy in virtual meetings, allowing your business to expand on its talent pool and even secure the best of the best.
Saving on transport costs
When you hold a virtual meeting with your candidates who are out of town or out of the country, both the business and the candidates can save on travel costs. Moreover, when the candidates get to the final rounds, you will not need to fly them in. Thus, the business will save on transportation and the accommodation costs.
Assists the hiring managers to do it efficiently
The hiring managers can compare the candidates without using too much time in the hiring process. It eliminates delays, any scheduling issues and helps the business to avoid losing great candidates to companies that operate faster.
Incorporating video functionality in your business’s recruitment process has so many benefits like helping your business reduce scheduling issues, saving transport costs, gauging the candidates’ technological skills and reducing the hiring time. Moreover, it will enable the hiring managers to conduct their duties more efficiently, streamline high-volume jobs and reduce the risk of losing top talent to companies that operate faster.