Interview approach has been significantly changed by the introduction of video interviewing. But not all companies have exploit its advantages. After all, the proof has well illustrated that the various benefits totally worth the investment. However, many job seekers find this approach not a positive experience. Bellows are some tips to enhance the candidates’ experiences with video interviewing, getting the most possible from your investment.
First of all, do not make it an obligation for all applicants to take part in a video interview. It is highly advised that you keep it a considered option in the process of developing the recruitment experiences for various types of talent. Forcing a passive candidate to complete a video interview would make a cold and deal breaker for them. Therefore, be careful and carefully consider these types of candidates when deciding to interview them via video.
Moreover, it would be a waste of time and resources to ask position to complete a video interview. Remember that all the candidates should be ensured that they are well qualified for the positions before moving forward to the next round. The video interview should never be applied and requested for someone why does not pass the initial requirements. Doing so can create a bad candidate experiences, giving them unreal hope through unnecessary tasks. Actually, no staff internally will care to watch it.
Secondly, prepare the candidates carefully before the interview session. You cannot take it for granted that all candidates know what to do. Tips and tricks from the video interview vendor and tutorial video should be sent to them beforehand. Some tips of tips to recommend for candidates to prepare:
- Perceive it as an in-person interview
- Dress in a professionally manner
- Review the background of the video
Thirdly, keep the interview questions short and sweet, keeping it just from 3-5 questions. Time is gold so you have to watch and evaluate these questions before sending out. By asking a fair amount of suitable questions, you will be able to get the best out of your video interview strategies.
Fourthly, it is crucial to assign somebody who is a representative of your organizational culture to read the questions. This can help your company to leave a positive impression on candidates. For example, using the voice of children to read the questions can be effective for a children’s hospital recruitment, while flights attendants can be the one reading the questions for hiring flights attendants. Some small things like this can unexpectedly leave a good impression on the candidates’ mind.
To summary, if used correctly, video interviewing can be an efficient approach for both recruiters and candidates. It is highly advised that you review our practices carefully, evaluating how you can enhance the experience and outcomes.
Has your talent acquisition strategy utilized the benefits of video interviewing? Have you ever wondered whether you company should make investment in interview platform? Is your current interviewing approach not delivering the favorable results in talent search for key positions?
Contact Faro Recruitment Vietnam and we will guide you through necessary steps to help you set up the appropriate process for video interviewing.