Video interviewing has turned into the go-to technology for nearly a third of recruiters according to recent data from CIPD.
All these interviewers have seen the value in connecting with candidates at the early stages of the hiring experience – candidates who they may not ever meet in person.
A recent study by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) interviewed Mark Stephens, MD of F10 Group, who said: “Being able to see and hear candidates makes a massive difference to the client, especially where communication skills are at the forefront of requirements.”
Video is a tool that is a no-brainer for recruiters who are looking for candidates abroad, or who would like to demonstrate flexibility for candidates who are applying for vacancies in their spare time or at weekends.
Not only does it provide candidates with a level playing field, it’s also a great way to take full advantage of the resources available for recruitment online.
Stephens said: “We are starting to use our clients’ own corporate videos to help attract and influence candidates to apply for their roles.
“Additionally, for our retained business, we provide the clients with short candidate video summaries for those selected in our shortlist, as part of out candidate presentations.”
Recruiters who aren’t employing video in their hiring process might be missing out on a great opportunity to prove that they are tech-savvy – a lack of which might cost them the hires they are looking for.