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Posted April 27, 2016 by

Benefits of using video and phone interviews in recruiting

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While face-to-face interviews have not become obsolete, new interviewing methods are becoming more popular today. Video and phone interviews not only benefit job candidates but also benefit recruiters. Recruiters can save time and learn more about candidates to make the best hiring decisions. Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany, explains why video and phone interviews are effective in college recruiting.

“Video interviewing benefits both candidates and hiring managers. For an organization, pre-recorded screening questions create a consistent candidate experience by asking the same questions to applicants the same way. Candidates benefit because the technology is easily accessible and simple to use — just hit record.

Before in-person interviews, companies want to know the basics such as candidates’ skill sets, ambitions, what they can contribute to the company, etc. All of this valuable information is easy to gather through phone and video interviews.

The problem many organizations face when recruiting college students and recent graduates is a skills gap they possess and the skills needed to get the job done. While these interviews don’t fix the skills gap, they give recruiters a better understanding of the candidates. Recruiters can evaluate them more efficiently to avoid eliminating top talent who may not communicate their potential as clearly on their resumes, as they can when responding to specific questions. This affects the quality of hire, the most important measurement that tells employers how well their hiring teams recruit.

When using video interviews, recruiters are effectively finding high quality candidates and eliminating those who fall short. Additionally, they are reducing time to hire significantly and improving their return on investment (ROI).

We use our own talent management platform, which offers a video interviewing feature that seamlessly integrates candidates’ recorded responses with the applicant tracking system. This allows the entire hiring team to engage by watching the recordings at their convenience and collaborating by providing feedback through the platform.”

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Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany

Andre Lavoie, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearCompany

Andre Lavoie is the CEO of ClearCompany, the first talent alignment platform that bridges the gap between talent management and business strategy by contextualizing employees’ work around a company’s vision and goals. You can connect with him and the ClearCompany team on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Posted February 17, 2015 by

How to Find a Real Estate Broker to Work For

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If you are in school and want to work for a real estate broker, you need to consider your options, think of your needs and take your time to choose the right company. When doing so, you can get the most out of the experience. In fact, if you are wise you will sit down and come up with a list of things you want. With this in mind, here are five tips on how to find a real estate broker to work for. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2015 by

How Getting A Master’s Helps Your Image With Employers

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When almost everyone in the skilled job market presents resumes with experience and bachelor’s degrees, they all blend in and no one really stands out. Finding the right avenue to pursue to get your dream job will take effort and it’s usually enough to help a candidate land a job, but going further and obtaining a master’s degree improves prospective employee’s images with potential employers. Take a look at some ways a master’s degree can show that you are more capable and willing to grow. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2014 by

Searching for Jobs, College Graduates? 8 Traits that Prove It’s Not All About Your Resumes

College graduates searching for jobs should understand that it’s not just their resumes that will help them find employment.  From an infographic in the following post, learn eight traits that are bigger factors than a resume.

No matter how many versions are written, there are certain things a resume just can’t say about you. Which means that your cover letter, online presence, and LinkedIn profile must demonstrate the traits that employers covet most: things like grace under pressure, integrity, charisma and – perhaps most important – a positive attitude

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