Time-to-fill and its associated costs are always on the minds of recruiters and hiring managers. The longer it takes to fill a given position, the higher the costs get. Productivity goes down, jobs are impeded and it can feel like everyone is breathing down your neck. Time-to-fill becomes even more important when recruiting physicians. The costs associated with lag time in the hiring process for physicians tend to stack up pretty quickly.
We’ve all been made adequately scared of the dangers and costs of a bad hire. This isn’t about rushing the process and cutting corners, it is about the importance of streamlining the process through consistency and the implementation of proper tools; tools like video screening and interviewing.
Video screening software is becoming so popular in the recruiting world because of its time and money saving benefits. When a speedy hiring process is needed as it is with physician hires, video interviewing is the tool that gets the job done quickly and efficiently.
The way that video interviewing works is, the recruiter or hiring manager will do their initial scouting and then send out emails to candidates inviting them to participate in a video interview. The candidate can then choose any time and any place to take the interview. This model of screening and interviewing is so attractive to physicians because time is tight for these medical workers. The ability to maintain their own schedule without interruption is a huge plus.
With video interviewing, location means very little because no one has to take the time and spend the money to travel. This is a huge benefit to both the candidate and the recruiter. These busy and important physicians don’t have to take time off, leave their patients and spend unnecessary time and money on an interview. Because there is nothing to lose with a video interview, physicians are more likely to take a chance on employers offering them. This means that both passive and active candidates are more likely to engage. Whether they live across the world, or they’re a local physician, they appreciate the hassle-free nature of video interviewing.
Saving time and money for the physicians is just half the battle in a speedy hiring process. Video interviewing also saves resources on the side of the hiring manager or managers. Video interviews can now be:
The time-to-fill for physicians is such a big financial matter that a quick hiring process is vital to the health and financial security of the organization. Again, a quick hiring process doesn’t have to mean a poor hiring process, thanks to tools like video interviewing.