small__4812251385Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.

According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of video interviewing has risen 49%.Currently, an estimated 6 out of 10 recruiters and hiring managers use video to interview candidates. That’s an HR trend that can’t be ignored. Video interviewing is on the rise, and its here to stay for a lot of reasons.

Budgeting

There’s always a budget crisis, there will always be numbers to juggle. Video interviewing has made decreasing HR department budgets a worry of the past. As budgets have decreased, the use of video interviewing has increased. Instead of conducting dozens or hundreds of screenings and interviews per position, the HR professional need only to record the interview one time and send that recording to multiple candidates. Time is money, and that turns out to be a whole lot of time.

Speaking of Time…

The interviews and screening sessions themselves aren’t the only place that time is saved. Arranging and preparing for these interviews also represents a lot of time spent. Then there is always the matter of rescheduling, waiting for late candidates or interviews that run long. 90% of recruiters who use video interviewing site overall reduced time to fill as a reason to use video.

Why Candidates Prefer Video

When asked about a preference between video interviews and traditional interviews, 66% of candidate respondents said that they preferred video interviews and here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Flexibility is quickly becoming a top demand of today’s workforce. Candidates are able to choose what time they wish to take the video interview. The ease of scheduling is a huge motivator in getting candidates, both passive and active, to engage in the interview process.
  • Candidates love the fact that they don’t have to travel with video interviews. Near or far, candidates don’t have to hop on a plane or into a car in order to interview when employers offer video interviewing.
  • It simply makes sense. It saves time, money and nerves. Candidates love the ease of use, the embrace of technology and the overall convenience of video interviewing.

Video interviewing has quickly become the go-to tech tool in HR and recruiting. It is not only appreciated by these HR professionals, but candidates love it too. In a space full of buzzwords and trends, we believe that video interviewing is here stay.

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