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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 July 01, 2014 by

How to Succeed in Video Job Interviews

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Andrew Hastings of Kira Talent

If you are a recent graduate or looking for a job, make sure to prepare for new trends. Companies are increasingly using video job interviews as a screening tool to connect with applicants, so prepare yourself with these tips and use the video interview to your advantage. (more…)

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 August 12, 2013 by

Video Interviewing on the Rise Among Employers

Employers looking to save time and money in their recruiting efforts are turning to video interviewing.  The following infographic shows the benefits of conducting video interviews for employers, recruiters, and candidates, as well as tips job seekers can use for these all important meetings. (more…)

Posted September 06, 2012 by

More Employers Doing Video Job Interviews

Thanks to modern technology, more employers are taking advantage of a different way to conduct job interviews.

Job seekers may want to get ready for their close-ups, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. More than six in 10 (63 percent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 percent one year ago. In addition, 13 percent of respondents think their organization will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next three years. Eighty-five percent anticipate the number of video interviews to remain the same. (more…)

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Employers Using Video Interviewing to Recruit College Graduates

As college graduates search for jobs, they may asked to participate in video interviewing as part of the recruiting process.  Learn more about this recruiting strategy, as well as other information in the following infographic. (more…)