Working in the HR software space for the past several years, I’ve had the privilege of having great clients in the talent acquisition space. Regardless of whether they came from the public or private sector, were part of a multinational company or a small local team, or were internal recruiters vs. agency, they all had the same challenge: determining good talent at the earliest points of the recruitment process.
This process required minimal time commitment at the earliest stage and with each subsequent step, a bigger investment. Naturally all recruiters were highly motivated to perfect the first two steps to limit poor candidates making it into their office. Unfortunately the middle step of this process was not always great in deciphering good candidates and still required a lot of the recruiters’ valuable time. When really considering why it didn’t work, these were the reasons:
Video interviewing is the solution. An automated video interview will allow a candidate to record their responses on their own time and allow both the recruiter and hiring manager to review them on theirs. Body language can be viewed, candidates must present themselves no differently than if they were in the office and hiring managers can spend just a few minutes to review candidates before inviting them in. The process is efficient, fair, collaborative and offers far more insights than a phone interview ever could. It’s time to move past the traditional way of interviewing if we want to achieve the best results.