Video Interviewing Is The Growing New Way To Screen Job Candidates

July 17, 2013  |  

You may not even need to leave the comfort of your own home to attend your next interview. More employers are looking to online technology, such as webcaming, to screen job candidates for new positions, reports PRWeb.

Using a webcam and other technological strategies have proven to be beneficial for companies, PRWeb explains. Virtual interviewing has slashed costs, reduced the recruitment time, and eliminated travel.

Nearly half of employers, according to a survey released by GreenJobInterview®, said that their company has used video interviewing. About 65 percent of those who have conducted interviews by virtual technology rated the experience as “good” or “excellent.”

Twenty-eight percent rated the experience as mediocre while only seven percent disliked the technological interviewing process.

Forty-five percent of the survey’s respondents are skeptical about using online technology to conduct their interviews; 33 percent feel that it is too impersonal and out-of-touch. About 40 percent simply have no interest in exploring the virtual territory for seeking new candidates.And one percent are concerned about the heightened awkwardness it may cause.

Of those who have conducted interviews via webcam or other virtual applications, a whopping 96 percent are willing to use the same technological programming again.

“As our survey shows, employers continue to embrace virtual interviewing as part of their talent acquisition and hiring strategies,” explained Greg Rokos, president of GreenJobInterview.

If you’re a fan of the old-fashioned face-to-face interview, worry not because respondents say that the in-person screening process is still the primary way of selecting a job candidate. Telephone follows a close second, while virtual/video interviewing takes third place. Teleconferencing remains in last place.

However, the GreenJobInterview survey has spotted more employers choosing to invest in video interviewing; technological screenings have risen 11 percent this year compared to 2012.

About 250 respondents employed in the human resources department from the financial, health care, manufacturing, education and government industry took part in this survey.

Have you ever gone through a video interview?

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