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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 June 08, 2015 by

College Students: How to Take Care of Your Personal Items When You Are Out of School for the Summer

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Setting off for summer break is an exciting time for internships, summer fun and a break from the rigors of school. When it’s time to clear out of your dorm or campus housing, you may need to take all of your belongings with you. Since this can be difficult if you’re traveling across the country, the best option for most students is to get a small storage unit for their goods. The added advantage to a storage unit is that you can keep the unit during the year to store more valuable items. However, not all storage units are created equal, and you’re going to want to select one that can handle your needs. (more…)

Posted May 27, 2015 by

Major Tips to Create Dynamic Presentations

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Businessman giving presentation on projector screen to colleagues in office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In today’s world, no one has time to sit and read lengthy instructions or pages full of information. The emphasis is placed instead on convenience and efficiency. Individuals, be they students or professionals, are busier than ever. They have more on their plate than they ever have before. Students, for example, tend to be taking more credit hours, working more hours, and spending more time on extracurricular activities than in the past. They don’t have the time or desire to spend their precious free time on anything that is less than compelling. Professionals are in the same boat: today’s professional works more hours than in the past, in part thanks to the ever-changing methods of communication. They are almost always able to be in contact with customers, coworkers, and loved ones. (more…)

Posted March 24, 2015 by

Four Ways To Successfully Implement New Technology

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For most part of the decade earlier, you will see companies who were operating since old times have been successful and pretty strong in their market position with all their clichéd and traditional methods of operating and processes that have been inherited from the leaders of earlier times. These companies, even today will not offer you something new or fascinating as they admit to accept any kind of change in the way they operate. They believe this is their success and they want to keep building on it. For most companies, this might just still work, but the question is for how long? There are many huge organizations who failed to implement the much needed change and faltered down like dominoes in the matter of few months not even years. All that hard work of generations gone down in one wrong decision. (more…)

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Considering a Career in Hospitality

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When you graduate from college, you’re qualified for a much greater number of jobs than someone without a degree, and the hospitality industry is one of the most lucrative markets to enter. Jobs are typically easier to obtain in hotels and restaurants than in business, academia, science or healthcare sectors, and there are many types of jobs to choose from. For example, the hospitality industry includes hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, night clubs and any other entertainment venue that serves food or beverages. (more…)