Today’s guest blogger is Anne Downing with Demetrio & Associates, LLC located in greater Phoenix, Arizona. Demetrio & Associates is a boutique recruitment firm that has clients across the US as well as in international locations. The firm places candidates in sales & marketing, advertising, wireless and software positions. Anne is currently serving on NPA’s Board of Directors.
Are you using video interviews to interview your candidates before your submit them to your clients? If not, you should be. Several years ago, most of us started using Skype and other similar video conference tools to communicate with candidates. Today many recruiters are using “video interviews” as part of their recruitment process. Video interviews are very useful for those of us who have client and candidates in numerous locations. We can’t always meet our candidates in person, so video interviews are the next best thing.
There are two types of video interviews: one-way video interviews and two-way video interviews. One-way video interviews allow the candidate to answer the questions which are then viewed by the recruiter and can be viewed by us at any time. Two-way video interviews are a great replacement for in-person interviews. They allow us to see how the candidate reacts to questions and how they will present themselves to our clients and in the long run to our client’s employees and customers. These are recordable and shareable.
Video interviews can be very beneficial for many reasons. By using a set script, all candidates are asked the same questions which makes it nice when we view all of the candidates’ answers. It also allows recruiters to conduct a large number of interviews in a short amount of time. We can view the video interviews and go back to them as often as needed to write the submittal notes to our clients. Recruiters are able to share the video interviews with their clients. This is a real value-added resource that we can provide to our clients. It also helps our companies cut down on their recruitment expenses because it will ultimately reduce the amount of candidates they have to bring in for in-person interviews.
If you haven’t started using video interviews, I would suggest you start. Below is a list of 5 video interview companies. There are many more companies out there and more are on the horizon. Try it…it will save you time, money, and most importantly your clients will really appreciate the extra effort you took during your recruiting process.
Note: This list is in alphabetical order.