When recruiting a high volume of new hires, it is critical to have a plan and a standardised process in place for vetting all potential candidates to ensure the best hire for your team. With this in mind, it pays to explore the latest advances in technology and automation to make a recruiter’s job more efficient and accurate.
Using an advanced technology like video interviewing supports business goals to hire a qualified and diverse group more quickly and efficiently -- and at substantially reduced cost.
Video interviewing eliminates “time and place” limitations on high volume recruitment.
As recruiters, we all know that we prefer to give an interview first thing in the morning, when we are fresh and energised, as opposed to interviews after 5pm. By the end of the work day we’re usually feeling mentally tired and distracted which ultimately impacts our decision-making.
Candidates too have preferred times they’d rather be interviewed and video interviewing allows for greater flexibility of time and place. Video gives recruiters the opportunity to review recorded interviews the next morning when they are fresh and energized—and learn from them too!
Geography also need not be a limitation. Through the use of video interviewing technology, candidates from farther afield can prove that they are great communicators online, as well as in a more traditional face-to-face interview.
Short on time but seeking diversity in high volume hiring?
A critical reality that high volume recruiters need to address in the planning stages is that they need to shortlist large numbers of applicants under time pressure, however, this can also result in recruiters becoming more susceptible to unconscious biases. When there is a sense of urgency, we all tend to take mental shortcuts when making key decisions about candidates.
What then can you do to ensure that both quality and diversity are prioritised in your recruitment process?
Review recorded video interview content to ascertain standout candidates who are strong communicators via technology first.
Recorded interview content can be reviewed by yourself, peers, and higher-ups for better hiring choices and more consensus.
Identify the most predictive questions to progressively refine your interview process.
Initial interviews via video allow for identifying potential culture non-alignment with candidates early in the process, which will saves time and stress for candidates and recruiters alike.
Video interviewing is an ideal tool to ask the tough soft skill questions early on -- before resources are spent to bring candidates from a distance in for a face-to-face meeting. Saving time and money for everyone.
Using a technology like video interviewing also enables you to easily track completion rates, bookmark standout candidates, and improve your processes to make more successful decisions.
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