The Recruiter: Video Killed the Interview Room

recruitment Feb 25, 2020

The interview process is all about getting to know your candidates better. The process also ensures that both parties are able to exchange information, ask questions and help evaluate the potential for establishing a future relationship.

It’s a pivotal moment in the hiring process: the importance of the interview can never be underestimated.

For many recruiters, it can be time consuming to schedule and host face-to-face meetings. Travel may need to be arranged. Meeting rooms to be booked and prepared, not to mention the notorious back-and-forth emails between interview parties and administrative staff.

Following the interview, notes need to be reviewed and discussed between staff members, and there is often no centralised system to manage the interview process for multiple candidates, interviewers and positions.

An end-to-end, managed live video interview solution can offer many benefits to recruiters:

Save costs with scheduled video sessions.

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, a virtual meeting can save 50-80% of the cost of a face-to-face meeting.

Online interview solutions allow candidates to book meeting slots based on real-time availability of the interviewer. Video calls can also include screen & document sharing, along with messaging, so recruiters can discuss resumes (curricula vitae), or present information, such as contracts, in a collaborative manner.

Video meetings allow recruiters to extend their hours and negate the need for meeting rooms, ensuring more flexibility for their candidates.

All of this can help increase the match potential without any additional administrative costs.

Hire & decide faster with recordings and post-interview feedback.

Time savings can result in an estimated 30-40% faster time to hire.

With recorded video interviews and automated feedback reports from each party, other staff members can easily review interview sessions for later discussion and timely decision making.

Save time by managing the entire process online.

Typical savings are estimated to be between 60-90 minutes per interview.

Oversee the entire workflow online, end-to-end. Communicate with staff and candidates. With an online solution, there is no need to book and prepare meeting rooms or make travel arrangements. Centralised calendar integration automates everything, reducing overhead substantially.

Automated reminder systems reduce no-shows, ensuring no time goes to waste.‌‌

Protect both parties with event logging and safeguarding alerts.

Protect sensitive data for all parties at all times.

With custom safeguarding event triggers at every stage of the process, along with event & transaction logging, online solutions can help keep parties safe and secure at all times.‌‌

Ensure GDPR compliance at all stages of the process, especially if you speak with candidates based in the EU. Avoid fines of up to €20 million, or up to 4% of worldwide annual revenue.

Go green by limiting travel and unnecessary overhead.

Reduce your carbon footprint and save travel costs.

Go online and greatly reduce travel, paperwork and wasteful overhead.‌‌ Save costs by eliminating travel and reimbursement expenses. This could be anything from £25 to £150 per candidate, per day. For overseas candidates, it could be in the thousands.

What next?

There are many video calling apps out there, but these are not designed for professional external meetings, enabled for any central management or control. These are simply the modern-day equivalent to a telephone line!

For a best-in-class video interview solution for your organisation, choose a provider with a tailor-made product that brings together your entire workflow under a single online solution - customised for your organisation.

If you believe your organisation could benefit from such a solution, then click the 'Learn More' button below to understand how the Inzite platform could help.

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Alternatively, if your organisation would like to arrange a demo of the Inzite platform, then contact the team at demo@inzite.com or book a demo below.

Darren Hill

Darren is the founder and CEO of Inzite. Previous to Inzite, he spent 14 years working on investment banking technology at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.