Who is Saying What about Video Interviewing?
You have heard me go on and on about Video Interviewing so maybe for a change you’d like to hear from some of your peers not trying to sell you anything. The following candid quotes were provided by recruiters, search consultants and HR professionals who participated in our 2012 survey on video interviewing. So as the saying goes, don’t take my word for it.
“I personally find it to be a great method to save time and money on travel expenses when conducting interviews. However, for some reason, our HR management refuse to use it.” – HR Professional
“Video interviewing saves time, cost when you are abroad or not in local area. It’s better than telephonic interview because you can see expressions of the candidate. As actions speak louder than words, video interviewing helps alot in this.” – HR Professional
“Video Interviewing is a great help in every organization wherein you can reduce cost, manage your time, scheduling hassles as well as you have enough time to choose a right candidate for the job.” – Executive Search Consultant
“I think it would be a good resource but I do not think my organization is ready for it yet.” – Executive Search Consultant
“I think this is the wave of the future, especially to help narrow down the candidate pool before bringing the finalists on-site.” – HR Professional
“Nothing can ever replace the face to face meeting in my opinion, though I do think there is a time and a place that this could be used and of value. I have just never done it before.” – Corporate Hiring manager
“Could be useful for initial interviews of candidates who are not local.” – HR Professional
“This has been extremely helpful as a cost savings measure when interviewing candidates that were not within commuting distance. I can see this as helpful as a tool in the initial selection process, but feel it is very important to meet the final candidate in person–both for the candidate and the hiring company.” – Corporate Hiring Manager
“Video conferencing may be an option if a low-cost, easily implemented, good quality solution were available.” – HR Professional
“As technologies continue to simplify, more video interviewing will be done thru laptop computers and items like smart phones or iPads with Skype or other inexpensive software. It is a plus for companies to see a person visually before flying them to a corporate or other location, especially where presentation is important, such as sales roles.” – Executive Search Consultant
“I see a value and a future in Video interviewing particularly on higher level positions where relocation is likely required.” – Executive Search Consultant
“Video interviewing will become more prevalent in the next few years.” – Corporate Recruiter
“Video interviewing is awesome and anyone who uses it will gain the respect and admiration of millions.” – Ryder Cullison, (Video Interviewing proponent and the guy who wrote this blog post.)