Whether you are first venturing the world of video-powered talent acquisition or are already an experienced pro, we know the HR tech landscape can sometimes be tricky to navigate. You might ask yourself what criteria really matter in making the life of your candidates and recruiters easier, what features are essential and what are nice-to-haves. This guide is here to help you with your choice for the video recruitment platform that is best suitable for your team & process.
A strong candidate experience can boost your ability to land the best talent. Choosing a partner that is putting the candidate experience at the heart of the process helps to strengthen your employer brand and successfully connect with the best talent.
Next to providing your candidates with a VIP experience, your hiring team also needs to be able to easily work with the technology. Using both video interviews and video job descriptions in your hiring should make your life easier. No matter how extensive the functionality, a simple and intuitive user-interface is key in making your video recruitment process a success.
✓ work on all devices and without any required software downloads or installations?
✓offer an extensive Q&A section and live chat support?
✓offer a multilingual interface for both recruiters and candidates?
✓allow you to create customised candidate communication emails for every vacancy?
✓ have a consistent and intuitive interface for a fluid user-experience?
✓ support hyperpersonal candidate outreach with video messaging?
✓ enable hiring teams to co-create video job descriptions, without the need for editing?
✓provide a customisable fully branded candidate interface?
✓ attract candidates with a clear call-to-action to increase conversion?
✓ provide introductory and closing videos as well as company trailers?
Your employer brand is becoming increasingly important is today’s candidate driven market. Using video at this stage dramatically improves the conversion of your candidate outreach and career site.
Source with video messages and co-create your video job descriptions with the help of your hiring team to attract the best candidates around. Combine this with a fast, seamless and fully branded video interview process and your employer brand will be one to remember.
Since no vacancy or candidate is alike, being able to create a tailored video recruitment approach is extremely important. A platform that offers multiple interview formats and has highly customisable interview settings (such as answering time and number of retries) provides the best options to successfully implement video interviews.
✓ both synchronous and asynchronous interview formats?
✓an interview functionality that can be embedded into your application forms?
✓ smart scheduling for live interview appointments with candidates?
✓ a candidate reviewing tool including rating and feedback?
✓ real-time recruitment analytics to monitor and optimise processes?
✓ integrated assessment and data analysing tools to help you predict the right match?
✓ adjustable settings to create tailored interview workflows?
✓ a question library to manage your video/ text questions and script your interviews?
✓ candidate evaluation pages for external reviewers?
✓ have a comprehensive on-boarding program in place?
✓ pro-actively share best practices and tips?
✓ offer unlimited support with a short response time?
✓ offer supporting documentation on FAQ and platform usage?
✓ provide a dedicated client success manager that pro-actively supports you?
✓ provide optional training to equip your team?
Video recruitment is in many cases new initiative within your recruitment process. This requires proper implementation, on-boarding, and ongoing support in making your new technology work. Your selected video recruitment partner should be the expert when it comes to successfully implementing and using video in the hiring process. Change management, training, supporting documentation, and consultancy will play a key role in getting your team up to speed and achieving your desired ROI.
While some choose to use their video platform as stand-alone functionality, most companies will need the video interview functionality to be closely integrated with their existing HR systems (like an applicant tracking system). Integrating with exiting systems shouldn’t pose any great challenges for modern video recruitment providers that have a proper API in place.
✓ have an extensive REST API integration framework in place?
✓offer standard integrations with a broad range of HRIS and ATS systems ?
✓ offer project management to build custom integrations?
✓ offer a single sign-on solution (SSO) that allows one-click access and authentication?
✓deliver a system that is compatible with data exchange standards defined by HR Open Standards Consortium?
✓support the implementation of online assessments in the video recruitment workflows?
✓ meet the strictest international data protection regulation and security requirements, including GDPR?
✓ store data in a certified data center region of your own choice?
✓ allow you to easily manage candidate consent, data retention and data access settings?
✓ have a proper data breach notification process in place?
✓ meet the latest security standards including ISO27001, SOC1, SOC2 and SOC3?
When using video interviews, you are collecting and processing personal data of candidates.
Make sure your video recruitment provider meets the highest technical and organisational security standards and is up-to-date with the latest online security protocols to keep your employee and candidate information secure.