Why should you incorporate video into your hiring process?
For the jobseekers of 2016, there has seemingly never been a greater number of different ways to find vacancies. Whether through word-of-mouth, job search engines, career pages, professional networks or social media, candidates can find positions online more conveniently and effectively than ever before.
The benefits for recruiters are endless. Using such technologies has allowed recruiters to reduce their overheads and find candidates that are more closely matched to the job description, sometimes without the need for any face-to-face meetings. However, these processes are not perfect.
Sites like LinkedIn are great for finding candidates with the exact skills that you desire for your vacant positions. However, for employers that really do believe that an image is worth a thousand words – and that moving images are worth even more – video recruiting is becoming increasingly attractive.
Text alone isn’t always enough
Some employers lament that CVs and covering letters are often insufficient for determining whether or not a given candidate is truly suitable for a role. After all, only so much of a candidate’s personality or communication skills can be demonstrated purely through writing.
In many ways, it’s only when applicants take part in a telephone or face-to-face interview that you can truly feel that you are getting to know your prospective employees on a personal level. However, if you wish to meet with a number of candidates, you will also soon realise that interviews can take a lot of time.