7 signs it is time to start video recruiting

The world of work has been transformed and recruiters are moving fast to adapt to the demands of sourcing, selecting, and onboarding talent in a pandemic. Many HR teams are finding solutions to these challenges in video recruitment technology.  Here are 7 signs it is time for you to start video recruiting. 

The world of work has been transformed and recruiters are moving fast to adapt to the demands of sourcing, selecting, and onboarding talent in a pandemic. 

Many HR teams are finding solutions to these challenges in video recruitment technology.

Video recruitment allows employers to create a more efficient, reliable, and engaging hiring process to better connect with top talent, day in, day out.

Here are 7 signs that it is time for you to start video recruiting today.

1. YOU SPEND MORE TIME ON ADMIN THAT HIRING

Using video recruiting gives you back valuable hours in your working day, time you can actually spend with candidates rather than admin. Candidates can be invited remotely to conduct a live (panel) interview, submit a video pitch, or complete an automated interview, without wasting valuable time and resources. You can screen more candidates in less time allowing hiring managers to participate in the selection process at a time and place that is convenient for them, further increasing your recruitment efficiency.

2. YOU USE VIDEO SOFTWARE THAT IS NOT GDPR COMPLIANT  

Many organisations looking to bring video into their hiring process use Zoom, Teams or Skype as the ‘easy’ solution. There is no question these popular office tools allow for quick and easy online communication via video between employees. However, when it comes to recruiting, they suffer significant limitations in particular in the area of data privacy.

Compared to dedicated video recruitment platforms these office tools do not offer a built-in functionality to deal with data privacy laws such as GDPR. A dedicated video recruitment platform is built-for-purpose and observes the highest technical and organisational standards, allowing you to meet candidates all over the world with their explicit consent in a safe and secure environment.

3. YOU WANT TO AVOID BAD HIRES

Video interviews allow you to gain valuable insights in a candidate’s motivation, personality and culture-fit earlier in the process – allowing you to make better-informed decisions on who should move forward in the process.

4. YOU WANT TO REDUCE DROPOUTS

Video recruitment offers a great way to enhance your candidate experience and strengthen your employer brand. Providing a strong candidate experience means offering a professional and sophisticated hiring process that keeps your candidates engaged throughout the process. Using video, candidates can easily participate in the process at their own convenience, get the opportunity to properly present themselves, and allows recruiters to connect with candidates in a more meaningful way – discouraging candidate dropout.

5. YOUR RECRUITMENT BUDGET HAS BEEN CUT

Video recruitment can help you to streamline your processes and significantly cut down your recruitment costs.  It takes scheduling, availability issues, and travelling out of the equation completely resulting in reduced costs and speedier time to hire.

6. YOU WANT TO BUILD A COLLABORATIVE CULTURE

Adding video recruitment to your hiring process allows you to build a collaborative relationship between recruiters and hiring managers. Using video, recruiters can gain more insights into candidates earlier in the process, enabling them to deliver their hiring manager with better potential matches from the beginning. At the same time, hiring managers can easily be involved (and participate) in the selection process, resulting in better hiring decisions.

7. YOU ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY 

One of the best ways to reduce unconscious biases in the recruitment process is to introduce a structured and consistent interview process. Video interviews are an ideal delivery mechanism to provide structure in the interview process. Automated interviews allow you to create a template of video questions to be sent to your candidates, live interviews offer the opportunity to add to the validity by comprising a panel. Scripting your interview questions beforehand ensures that each candidate you interview is answering the exact same questions and evaluated based on the same criteria – creating a structure that helps you select better candidates with significantly higher predictability.

If you recognise one or more of the above scenarios, then take the next step and book your video recruitment demo with Candidate Manager today.