Video Interviewing – What the Future Looks Like
Can you believe it is already 2018? Think about all the technological advances there have been in the last 10 years… no actually make that 5 years - it is truly unbelievable! All of this new technology has created a culture of “now”. Interested in watching something on TV – just stream it, “now”. Do you want to ask someone a quick question, no matter where they are – just shoot them a text, “now”. Do you want to order something and have it delivered today – just get online and order it, “now”.
Move that thinking to the human resources or recruiting department of an organization where they think, if only we could start to screen for this position “now”. If only we can confirm this candidate is as good in person, as they are on paper “now”. This is where the advantage of video interviewing comes into play.
This article, 15 Advantages of Video Interviews You Didn’t Know About, discusses how companies, both big and small, are using this technology to screen candidates, streamline the hiring process and save these organizations time and money. A video interview is a great way to connect with a potential employer, so be prepared as you begin your next job search and make sure you are camera ready!
We have all heard the saying, “it’s all about who you know”. Job seekers today find that to be truer than ever, with U.S. News and World Report stating that two-thirds of the candidates employees refer get hired.
What gives these candidates the advantage? It’s a pretty simple fact that word-of-mouth marketing for job opportunities has been going on, well…forever. That is why many employers offer referral programs within their companies.
Employees bring in high quality candidates and help to simplify the entire recruiting process. The referring employee does their due diligence and pre-screens the candidate against the set requirements laid out for a specific position. That makes things move along faster for both the recruiter and hiring manager. Another piece in the process that is considered, is the fact that referrals have a longer retention rate within an organization, and it actually makes for a better work environment as these new employees come in seeing a familiar face to help ease their transition period. These referrals save the company time and money.
At CC Pace we have a strong referral program and encourage not only our employees but even those who don’t work for us to take advantage of it – so check out our latest opportunities as often as you’d like and refer away!