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Spark A Conversation: Ways to Use Video Interviewing for Collaboration?

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: In my workplace, collaboration is very important. What are some ways I can use video interviewing to collaborate with my hiring team? — Anita from Louisiana

Great question, Anita! Collaboration is very important in the hiring process, especially if your company wants to get the superstar candidates it needs to thrive. Video interviewing isn’t just a one-way street — there are plenty of ways to utilize virtual interviews and keep the whole team involved.

Here are a few ways to combine video interviewing with workplace collaboration to keep everyone involved in the process of finding great candidates:

Recorded Live Interviews
Think a live video interview is a flash in the pan? Think again. The great thing about live video interviews is they can be recorded for playback at any time. This gives these interviews an added bonus even over in-person interviews. This means you can interview a talented candidate on video and then pass along the video to your department head for instant playback.

Considering how packed the schedules in your company probably are, this aspect of video interviews can really help with collaboration. Now everyone can see candidates and get involved, no matter how crowded their calendars.

Bring on the Team
Collaboration is made easier when everyone on the team has access to your interviews with talented candidates. By allowing multiple user accounts, video interviewing can make collaboration a breeze. Better yet, because users can sign into the account and watch videos around their schedules, collaboration becomes less time-consuming.

Company Discussions
To really collaborate, your company needs to be able to share thoughts and impressions on talent. Company discussions are a great way to keep everyone involved and informed on the best candidates and to solicit opinions. Now team members can view live and one-way video interviews and leave notes for everyone else to view. This eases collaboration around the hiring process for everyone involved.

In the hiring process, it’s extremely important to get team members on the same page. All employers want to hire the candidate with the best skills, personality, and qualifications for the job. Viewing a candidate’s video interview and sharing notes will allow your hiring team to find the best person for the job. It will also help find the candidate with the best organizational fit, who will stay with your company for years to come.

Do you have a question you need answered? Spark a conversation with the Spark Hire team by submitting your question to [email protected] or in the comments below.

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Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the Founder and CEO of Spark Hire, a video interviewing platform used by 6,000+ customers in over 100 countries.