Video technology is becoming increasingly popular in the business world, and according to Oasis HR, that’s because of the efficiencies and advantages these tools provide throughout the hiring process. That means it has benefits for each stage of the employee life-cycle: recruiting, onboarding, and even exit interviews.
Benefits of Video Interviewing
1. Low costs for everyone: There’s no need to book expensive assessment days or make cross-country trips that require an overnight hotel stay.
2. Easy access: Set recruiting standards higher and bring in a broader set of candidates from all over the world.
3. A real sense of the candidate: Distance and the knowledge of their home turf will provide comfort for a nervous candidate.
4. The power to rewatch: Plenty of video interviewing software allows the recruiter to rewatch the interview later, leading to more thorough, sharper assessments of that important first meeting.
5. Flexible location: Save time trying to schedule the interview with the ability to have it anywhere.
6. Shows off your tech savvy: Being perceived as “ahead of the times” is important in a business world that puts more and more emphasis on technological solutions.
Other Uses for Video Technology in Business
When on-boarding candidates, a recruiter can use video to introduce the company’s newest employee to the rest of the team. This will allow new hires to enter the workplace with a good knowledge of established roles while giving the team a chance to acclimate to their new coworker before they embark on their first project together.
You might also find video technology handy in the exit interview process. An employee is far more likely to give honest feedback over video than in a face-to-face situation. A bit of distance is always helpful when it comes to accurately assessing a work experience, and a lack of physical proximity will make former employees feel more comfortable explaining their real feelings.
And when you’re looking for a new candidate to replace an exiting employee, a video job description is a great way to advertise the role. It gives candidates a more vivid picture of exactly what the role they’re hoping to fill is like, actually seeing the intricacies of the job explained, perhaps even by the last employee to do it.
Videos can also be used to create virtual tours of the company and the workplace. Candidates can view them and quickly decide whether they think the position and company culture would suit them.
It’s hard not to see at least some way in which video technology can save you money, time, or just improve the general appeal of your recruitment process. With all the mounting evidence in favor of installing tools like these, there should be nothing standing in the way between your company and the future of hiring.
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