How Mainstream Are Video Interviews in the Hiring Process?

It’s no secret we at Spark Hire see the video interview as the hiring tool of the future. But has the video interview really become a mainstream hiring technique? Let’s look at some numbers about online video in general and video interviewing to find out: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Can Cutting Out Meetings Improve Employee Engagement?

‘Meeting’ has become a dreaded word in the office dictionary. For many employees, just the word can bring on a shudder of despair. This is because many meetings turn out to be huge time wasters, where the agenda is unclear and not much ends up getting accomplished. This causes your employees to burn the midnight oil in order to make up the time wasted sitting in these endless gatherings. Schedule too many meetings, and you might see your employee engagement lower in response. If your employees hate meetings, they’re not alone. A recent survey showed nine out of 10 employees Continue reading

Tweet Your Way to Better Hiring

This week you might see an uptick in the amount of blogging, tweeting, and status updates. That’s because the last week in September is also Social Media Week. With the movers and shakers of the social media universe getting together to talk about the future of connecting and sharing, it seemed like a good time to look at how social media giants find the best employees to keep innovating their services. Today we’ll be spending a few more than 140 characters looking at the hiring practices of one popular little bird: Twitter. The “micro-blogging” service has grown exponentially in the Continue reading

4 Ways to Compare Candidates’ Video Resumes

Video resumes can be a great tool for companies looking to get personal faster in the hiring process. After all, now employers can press play and see a candidate’s personality and communication skills on display. It’s important to keep in mind that different candidates can bring different skill sets to the table. But not all video resumes are created equal, so how do you compare? You need to look at the profile video of a candidate very carefully. However these videos don’t exist in a vacuum. At some point you’re going to have to compare candidates to see which one Continue reading

Spark A Conversation: Veteran Candidates, How Do I Hire Them?

Spark A Conversation

Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I interpret military resumes to hire the best candidates? And how can video interviewing help when hiring veteran candidates? – John from Maryland Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

5 Tips on How to Beat the Never-Ending To-Do List

Your to-do list started out as a short and sweet document, but now it looks more like a novel. It’s easy for a busy hiring manager’s list to go from manageable to never-ending in a heartbeat. With 8.2 percent unemployment and more video resumes flooding in for every open position, how do you keep on top of what you need to do? Here are some quick tips for cutting down your never-ending list and still hiring the best candidates: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.