Make Your Own Luck With Video Interviewing



This is a guest post by Spark Hire CEO Josh Tolan. Spark Hire is a video interview solution and Greenhouse integration partner used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. In this post, Josh writes how you can make your own luck with candidates through video interviewing.


St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, but you don’t have to be Irish to get lucky this hiring season. The “Luck of the Irish” is extending to hiring professionals everywhere with the use of video interviewing.

Video interviewing is an efficient way to connect with and evaluate candidates. Not to mention, it makes the overall hiring process a lot easier on your part. With more than 60 percent of hiring managers utilizing video interviews in their hiring process, it’s time to consider how you can make your own luck with video interviewing:

Speed things up

Screening job candidates before bringing them in for a formal interview is an essential part of the hiring process. While necessary, it’s also painfully time-consuming. Spending 30 minutes on the phone with a candidate you knew was wrong for the position in the first two minutes, time-and-time again, can result in lost productivity and lost time with hirable candidates.  

With one-way video interviews, in which candidates record their responses to a series of pre-set questions, hiring managers can screen 10 candidates in the time it takes to perform a single phone screen.

Not only do one-way video interviews enable you to assess more candidates in less time than the traditional phone screen, but they ensure that your time is spent hiring more promising candidates.

Save a bit o’ gold

When looking for the perfect job and culture fit, sometimes it’s necessary to go beyond the typical hiring borders in search of top talent. Unfortunately, interviewing non-local candidates can rack up the travel expenses quite a bit.

Before investing money into flying candidates out for an in-person interview, hiring managers can save valuable time and money by first interviewing long-distance candidates via video. Participating in a live video interview gives you the opportunity to see and accurately assess candidates before spending a small fortune on travel costs associated with hiring. So, keep that pot of gold hidden for now.

Reduce conflicts

Screening and interviewing candidates for an open position can be a headache (and not the welcome kind after St. Patty’s Day celebrations) -- especially when you consider that an average of 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. Scheduling conflicts are bound to arise.

Fortunately, candidates can complete one-way video interviews on their own time. Simply set a deadline and your job is through until it comes time to review. While live video interviews do require you to set some time aside to speak with candidates, they can be conducted at any time, from any location. A convenient candidate experience is a good one, and it doesn’t hurt that it makes your job a little easier.  

Go at your own pace

Arguably the biggest way hiring managers benefit from implementing video interviews into the hiring process (aside from hiring great talent, of course), is the ability to go at your own pace. With video interviewing, view individual interviews at your leisure -- how’s that for lucky?  

Recorded interviews make it easy to not only view, but collaborate with colleagues over interviews whenever, wherever. There’s only so much time in a standard work day, but video interviews work around your schedule -- not the other way around.

To learn more about the benefits of video interviewing, watch the recording of our webinar, How to Use Video to Speed Up Your Interview Process:


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