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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 December 17, 2014 by

How to Prepare for a Successful Video Interview

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer

Tools like Skype and Google Hangouts have made online video nearly as easy to use as Facebook. That’s leading more employers to replace some in-person meetings with video interviews. The advantages are obvious: Managers get the opportunity to have a conversation that feels a lot more personal than a telephone interview, without the time and expense that often come with an in-person visit.

Like any other interview, video conversations require preparation. Indeed, they need as much planning as a personal interview. Here are the things you need to consider. (more…)

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Job Seekers, Do You Have Video Interviews for Entry Level Jobs Coming Up? 5 Tips to Prepare for These Meetings

What should job seekers do to prepare for video interviews for entry level jobs?  The following post shares five tips to help you prepare.

Most of us seem to dread the video interview. But many recruiters use this tool because Skype and Google+ interviews save both the employers and candidate significant time and money. Plus, in a short amount of time, you both have the opportunity to measure each other up and decide next steps in the process. So don’t be unnerved. With

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Posted January 27, 2014 by

Recruiting Gen Y for Entry Level Jobs? Try Using Video

For recruiters looking for an additional way to find Gen Y candidates for entry level jobs, learn the benefits of using video as a strategy in the following post.

The GenY invasion is coming — some may say it’s already here. By 2025, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Smart companies actively court this tech-savvy market. Is your recruiting strategy ready? For instance, many Millennials can easily navigate their way around social media. Most have at least one social networking

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Posted November 18, 2013 by

Recruiting for Entry Level Jobs? 3 Interview Tools to Consider

There are some interview tools recruiters may want to use for finding the best candidates for entry level jobs and other opportunities.  Check them out in the following post.

If you’re still assessing potential candidates with the traditional interview process, you might not be doing enough. These days, many free tools are at your disposal to help you find the best fit for the position. Forget resorting to asking those age-old, boring interview questions and start digging into exactly

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Posted October 15, 2013 by

Want to Recruit Young Professionals as Freelancers to Fill Jobs for College Students? One Way to Make the Process Easier

Employers not in a position to hire permanent workers to fill jobs for college students, may want to consider recruiting young professionals as freelancers.  The following post explains why, as well a way to make the process easier.

When it comes to recruiting, telecommuting is a trendy perk that attracts top talent. Instead of hiring a worker you won’t see in the office every day, you might consider hiring freelance talent instead. Here are just a few reasons why recruiters are looking to freelance talent for projects both large and small: 1. Freelancers are happier According to the 2012

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