The biggest challenge in recruiting is keeping pace with growth while maintaining a high quality of hire. Many companies are adopting video interviews and Artificial Intelligence to supercharge the recruiting process.
Three main reasons why video interviews are trending:
Reduce time to hire
You will loose out talent if you don’t hire fast. Job seekers typically apply and interview at multiple places at the same time. Taking undue time in scheduling interviews, and making decisions, often times result in losing out the talent to competition. A quick screening process and an efficient end-to-end candidate selection process is absolutely essential to maintain your hiring edge. Video interviews can be introduced into the hiring process in multiple ways. Pre-screening candidates using one-way video interviews allows hiring teams to scale the screening process, and 1-1 video interviews to reach out to more candidates across geographic boundaries. Further sharing video interview excerpts provide transparency and speed up the decision-making process.
Video Streaming technology advancement
Web-based video conferencing technology has improved leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. A few years back, the videos were blocky, audio choppy and the overall experience was terrible. With the advancement of browser-based peer-to-peer WebRTC technology, we see a lot more video integrations with enterprise products. It is now easy to stream video in real time with high fidelity, anytime and from anywhere. A video interviewing platform like EasyHire.me offers HD quality video with recording and tagging making it a viable option to interview candidates remotely without sacrificing user experience. It is only a matter of time that video interviews will become the de-facto way of conducting interviews.
On demand behavior
Most people want and expect work items spanning short durations and tasks that can be executed at their own convenience and on-demand with flexibility to schedule whenever they want. People are adopting technologies that help them to do byte sized work items. On-demand video interviews perfectly fit this behavior pattern. The hiring manager can go over recorded video interviews at their own convenience without having to schedule every single interview.
Technology, behavior and the rising demands in hiring are the influencing factors for the adoption of video interviews.