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Video Interviewing for Educational Hiring

3 Reasons to Use Video Interviewing for Educational Hiring

As schools become more focused on incorporating technology into the classroom, it’s no surprise that many are beginning to rely on it when it comes to hiring too. These tools can save time and money while streamlining the hiring process, thus getting teachers into classrooms faster. Here’s how video interviewing technology can make hiring easier for educational institutions:

It helps to standardize the process

When you’re interviewing dozens of candidates for one position, it can be hard to keep the process fair for all who applied. You’re asking a handful of candidates one set of questions and, probably without even realizing it, asking different questions of those you get to later on in the process. This can become problematic. One-way video interviewing prevents this from happening. You record a standard set of questions, which all candidates then answer on their own time. From there you can compare candidates fairly based on their responses, instead of trying to analyze the answers you got to drastically different questions.

It saves time

When you’re moving through the phone screening process, inevitably you end up wasting time chatting with people who simply aren’t a good fit for the position. You may realize this quickly, but still have to go through the motions. With one-way video interviewing, as soon as you’re aware that the candidate isn’t qualified, you can move onto the next. This saves a significant amount of time and energy.

It allows you to gauge how tech savvy your candidate is

Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of the classroom, so you want to hire educators who embrace new technological trends wholeheartedly. One way to find out if this is the case is by scheduling a video interview. If the candidate hasn’t heard of video interviewing or can’t figure out how to get the sound turned up on their computer, you may want to consider going with another choice.

For teachers who are currently working or living in other parts of the country, one-way video interviewing is actually a major perk, as it allows them to record their answers when it’s convenient for them. They no longer have to take time off of work in order to interview for a different job. Enabling candidates this kind of flexibility also makes your school seem much more appealing.

Check out how Tulpehocken Area School District uses video interviews to make better educational hires >>> Case Study: Tulpehocken Area School District

How does your school district incorporate video interviewing technology into the hiring process? Share with us in the comments!

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.