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Why Law Firms Should Consider Using Video Interviewing

Why Law Firms Should Consider Using Video Interviewing

With video interviewing technology becoming more prevalent, it’s increasingly common to see businesses from all industries utilizing this highly effective and efficient means of finding the next addition to their team. In fact, many law firms have begun to use video interviewing technology when they’re looking to expand the firm. Some of the perks they enjoy by making use of this technology include:

It opens up the talent pool

Flying a candidate in for a face-to-face conversation takes time and money, but having a phone conversation just isn’t quite the same. Video interviewing solves both of these problems. You’re not forking over hundreds of dollars for a plane ticket, but you can still see a candidate’s facial expression and mannerisms.

It makes scheduling the interview much more convenient

Particularly for attorneys with hectic schedules, finding time to interview candidates isn’t always feasible. Because of this, the hiring process can drag on for weeks or months, simply due to scheduling issues. Video interviewing helps to eliminate some of this, as candidates can record answers on their own timetable. Employers are also free to watch the responses at their convenience. This streamlines the process and helps to speed it up.

It promotes consistency

You want to be consistent as you interview in order to give each applicant a fair shot, however this can be hard when you’re having an ongoing dialogue with someone face-to-face. Video interviewing helps to level the playing field. Each candidate gets the same questions to answer, so everyone is being judged based on the same standards. Also, candidates can have a chance to re-record their answers. This is an added bonus, particularly for those who may be feeling a bit nervous about the interview.

It shows that you’re tech savvy

People are becoming increasingly tech savvy today, particularly millennials. If you want your law firm to stand out, it’s important to show that you’re open to new technology. Utilizing video interviewing helps to illustrate that your firm embraces new methods and isn’t stuck on outdated technology simply because that’s what you’ve always used.

Video interviewing can be a huge benefit to law firms looking to add to their team, while also providing a number of perks to the candidates being interviewed. No longer reserved just for startups and tech companies, many law firms are already making use of video interviewing technology to enhance and streamline their hiring process.

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Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.