Hiring Woes? 5 Reasons Why Video Interviewing is your 2013 Silver Bullet

With a casual pull of the trigger a simple silver bullet could vanquish the mythical werewolf when all other weapons failed.  With a few keystrokes and the click of your mouse, video interviewing in the same fashion can solve many of the maladies plaguing your hiring process.

Not convinced?  Here are five problems you are likely currently experiencing and how Silver bullet2video interviewing can solve them.

Travel costs are killing you – Why continue to pay hundreds or thousands flying in candidates when you can simply interview the candidate over the web or have them interview themselves? Even if you simply use video interviewing to pre-screen candidates, the power of video insights can eliminate false positives and prevent you from flying in the dogs.  Video interviewing is an easy and hugely affordable solution to this problem.

Phone screen scheduling is giving you a headache – You are tired of phone screen scheduling hassles.  Your candidates are tired of phone screen scheduling hassles.  Set them up with a virtual one-way interview and let them interview themselves at their convenience.  No more hassles.

Additionally, you are tired of taking phone screen notes.  You are tired of reading incomplete and unrevealing phone screen notes.  Why not learn what the candidate has to say by directly listening to the candidate speaking?  Plus, you get to see the candidate at the same time.  Doesn’t this make more sense?

Bad candidates are wasting your time – How many more times are you going to spend 40 minutes interviewing candidates that you know within the first five minutes of meeting them aren’t a good fit for the job?  Stop wasting valuable time and pre-screen your candidates with video interviewing!  Watch a candidate’s video interview and know within 5 minutes whether the candidate is a good fit.

Rushed hiring decisions are resulting in bad hires – According to a recent Careerbuilder survey, “rushing the hiring decision” was the most frequently cited reason for bad hires.  What you need is a fast, effective way to make a good hire.  Video interviewing allows you to review and re-review a candidate’s recorded interview in minutes and compare it to other candidate interviews.  You are also able to share it via email with your colleagues to get their opinions.  Need to make a quick but well informed hiring decision?  Bam, use video interviewing!

The dreaded “D” word keeps you up at night – “Discrimination”.  In the world of hiring, discrimination is an issue we have all got to be concerned about and avoid like the plague. Automated video interviewing provides a structured interview that reduces the chances of discrimination.  As an added bonus, video interviewing is a record of your non-discriminatory practices.

Are you afraid to pull that proverbial trigger?  Will you continue to let your beleaguered hiring process devour your time and reputation?

So here is my challenge to you.  Without making a major investment of time or money, and without implementing any change to your hiring process, pick one hire in 2013 and use video interviewing.

About Ryder Cullison

Ryder has more than 10 years of experience working with retained search clients as a search professional. As a pioneer of Interview4 he has great knowledge of video interviewing. He writes about all things hiring and looks forward to engaging with his audience on topics of leadership, recruiting, candidate screening, and employee satisfaction. Follow him on Twitter: @hireintelligent and @cullison1
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