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  • Shasha Kummar

    January 31, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Video-recording applicants in interviews is becoming an increasingly popular means of getting multiple assessments of that individual from different perspectives.

    Can you think of some reasons why video-recording interviews might also be useful in evaluating the interviewer? What would you look for in an interviewer if you were evaluating one on video?

    Video recording interview is where the interviewer and candidate doesn’t meet physically, they set up a mutual online video platform and have a virtual conversation from any method of questions sharing interview session prepared by the interviewer. The other way of running video recording interview is where the interviewer isn’t present when the candidate answers the questions. That’s why they’re also known as one-way interviews. Recruiters pre-set the questions concerning a specific job and send candidates a link through which they can record their answers within a deadline.

    As for interviewers/employer, they get the bets chance to market their brand. This means that having a positive candidate experience is critical. Offering the candidates the opportunity to conduct a video interview gives the organization a competitive advantage. That branding itself creates a huge motivation to the employee to understand the strength of the organization.

    The other advantage would surely be cost and time efficiency. Most interviewers are looking for ways to streamline their resume review and interview processes. The sooner they can fill positions, the sooner that critical talent is hired and on board. But getting through the mass of resumes, and then conducting high volumes of phone interviews, slows the process. Video interviews allow interviewers to watch video interviews on a more flexible schedule, rather than trying to coordinate with a candidate’s schedule. They can also eliminate candidates who wouldn’t be a strong match early on, rather than scheduling time to do a 30 minute phone interview. In an age in which more companies are engaging with and hiring off-shore talent, it can be difficult to coordinate schedules where you are able to conduct phone interviews. Video interviewing saves time and eases the process with candidates in other countries and time zones. After a interviewers has the opportunity to review the video interviews, she/he can narrow the candidate pool down to those who appear to be the best match, and move forward with more thorough interviews of only select candidates.

    Interviewers during the pandemic era, would be the ones who can make a candidate comfortable during the video recorded interviews where the internet connection are vital, at times this maybe an issue hence the interviewers needs to be understanding in this kind of situations, depending on the role of candidate – some of them could be lesser IT savvy, response time limitation, poor video quality – a good interviewers needs to understand how to tackle this kind of issues during the sessions.