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4 Ways to Utilize Video in the Recruiting Process

If you’re wondering what all the hype is with video in the recruiting industry, it’s time you jumped on the band wagon and found out for yourself just how valuable video can be in the recruiting process.

There are 4 ways you can utilize video in order to simplify your day to day recruiting.

1. Screen like a boss before smiling and dialing.

No longer do you need to skim through thousands of resumes, constantly dial phone numbers only to get stuck in voicemail jail, or play phone tag with candidates in order to complete your initial screening process.

With video resumes, you are now able to quickly assess a candidate’s enthusiasm and passion along with their skill.

When it comes time to do those initial candidate screens, one-way video interviews allow you and the candidate both the flexibility to get through this initial interview step on your own time.

2. Give your candidates the flexibility they are looking for.

Getting a hold of those passive candidates has never been so easy!  Instead of requiring the candidates to go through lengthy interview steps at a scheduled time and place, you are able to offer your candidates the opportunity to complete interviews on their own time and at their own place.

Many passive candidates will not pursue opportunities simply because of the time and effort involved with the interview process.  Offering video interviews throughout the interview process is an excellent way gain the interest and commitment from the top talent you need.

3. Be the coach your candidates need.

Video interviews allow you to be a great interview coach to your candidates.  When you are able to play back interviews with your candidate and pinpoint certain responses that could use some improvement, your candidate is able to visually see what they need to do differently.

By utilizing video interview recordings, you will be able to provide your candidates with better guidance on how to better respond to interview questions and how to have a successful interview over all.

4. Make the interview process easier for your clients.

Not only will video make the process easier for your candidates, but it will be a huge time saver for your clients.

By being able to forward video resumes or recorded video interviews of your clients, you will be offering your clients valuable flexibility that they need in their busy schedules.  Having the ability to watch candidate interviews at any time of the day is something that your clients will greatly appreciate.

You will also notice that you will receive a quicker response from your client with more feedback and details on the candidates.

What are some other ways your recruiting process could benefit from video?


Julia Weeks

Julia is a skilled Recruiter with over 8 years of experience in sourcing, interviewing, and hiring within many industries globally. She works closely with hiring managers and job seekers to understand needs and desires, while offering guidance and ensuring the right fit. When not recruiting or writing, Julia enjoys spending time outside cycling, taking her dog for walks, or honing her sailing skills.