5 reasons you should use automated video interviews
Did you know, according to Sonru, the average preliminary interview can take as long as 60 minutes? Yet, by leveraging technology such as automated online video interviews, it takes just 10 minutes.
The significant drain on time and resources companies face when scheduling and carrying out interviews means for many, it can be an expensive and time consuming task.
All too often, staff struggle to co-ordinate interviews due to busy work schedules – something that can be completely eradicated with today’s technology.
Using an automated video interview solution, such as Sonru, means an interview can take place anytime, in around 10-15 minutes, at any location with an internet connection.
With tough job-market conditions, businesses are constantly competing for talent. Yet poor interview processes could put your company at a disadvantage.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider using automated online video interviews.
Earlier this year HR Magazine announced that 50% of candidates prefer interviews to take place outside of working hours. Automated online video interviews can be taken at a time that suits the candidate, and be reviewed at a time that suits you.
2. Saved time and resources
One in four recruiters state in a typical interview they sometimes make a decision about whether to hire the candidate within the first five minutes. Consider the time and resources wasted. Taking just ten minutes to play back an automated video interview is a huge time saver – and that’s if you haven’t already made your mind up in the first five minutes.
3. Improved candidate experience
Too often you hear that the candidate experience needs to be improved. Yet the speed and simplicity of video interviewing could impact their willingness to accept the offer and what they tell others about your company.
You’ve shown respect for both the candidates’ time and the needs of their current job which is a great way to build a good image of your company brand.
4. Reduced time-to-hire
One of the main delays that impact an organisation’s hiring process can be associated with the time it takes to schedule and conduct interviews. Automated online video can significantly shorten the time it takes to fill that position.
5. Better screening
When you use automated online video interviews, you use the same set of questions for each interviewee. This not only ensures consistency, but also makes it a lot easier when it comes to comparing candidates answers.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should opt to use automated online video interviews as part of your hiring process. And with 1,000s of candidates already being interviewed via video – it’s time we learn from those experiences and embrace the technology.
If you’d like to find out more about how automated video interviews can help reduce your time-to-hire and provide you with quality applicants, check out ‘Automated video selection: The cost is priceless’.