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The Winning Recipe When You're Invited to a Video Interview

So you’d like to work for one of America’s giants, say Wells Fargo, Apple, Johnson & Johnson, or Wal-Mart.  Chances are good you’ll be asked to participate in a video interview: Research commissioned by Montage indicates that 80% of large enterprise companies (5,000+ employees) have conducted video interviews1.  Even if a midsize organization (1,000 to 4,999 employees) like CareerBuilder, Johnsonville Sausage, or Genesis Health Care System is a better fit for you, the odds are still better than 50-50 that you will encounter video interviewing

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Advice for Job Seekers

Same Old Interview Questions? 5 New Ways to Ask Them

Skim through the results of a Google search on “top 5 interview questions,” and you’ll see the same questions show up time and time again. The list is probably very similar to the ones you use every day, and for good reason: They work.  But what if you could get more from candidates with these tried and true inquiries? Video interviewing technology makes it possible to get greater insight into your candidates by asking the same old interview questions in new ways.  Here’s how:

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Why Nan Marino is the Best Friend You've Never Met

Here at Montage, Nan Marino is Quality Assurance Lead and perhaps the best behind-the-scenes champion our clients will ever have. Why? Because the candidate’s impression of video interviewing is in her hands. Nan is passionate about software that works – she’s truly someone in love with her job. I recently asked Nan about her efforts to ensure every candidate has a positive experience when video interviewing or voice interviewing with our clients.

Topics: Video Interviewing Tips and Education

Futurestep Research Confirms Video Interviewing is Mainstream

Data from a recent survey by global RPO solutions leader Futurestep confirms that video interviewing has become a mainstream HCM practice. According to the report, 71% of executives responding indicated their organization uses real-time video interviewing in the hiring process, and 50% of companies use video interviews as a way to narrow the candidate pool.   Futurestep uses Montage voice and video interviewing technology in its own high-impact recruitment solutions.

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights Hiring Best Practices

Hiring Those with a Mission to Care? How to Recruit Smarter

Home health agencies in the U.S. average just three out of five stars for their quality of care according to the latest data in the ratings used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This isn’t the message most agencies want to send to patients and their families. The ratings, which reflect a combination of outcome and process measures, take into account patients’ satisfaction with the care they receive. Home health aides contribute significantly to each patient’s experience, so quality in staffing is critical. Hiring those with a mission to care has to be done smarter and better if home health agencies wish to boost their patient satisfaction ratings. Healthcare TA leaders can identify candidates with that special bedside manner more effectively using video interviewing technology

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Healthcare Hiring

Is Scheduling Holding Your Hiring Process Hostage?

Scheduling – sounds simple enough, right? You’re just trying to get people in the same place at the same time. But in reality, the execution is anything but easy. I'm reminded of this challenge every time my friends and I try to get together. Finding a common time among everyone’s activities and commitments is increasingly difficult, and there are always one or two people who aren’t responsive. For as much as we enjoy spending time together, I’m always amazed when we actually get a date on our calendars. 

For today’s recruiters, scheduling interviews is anything but a simple task. In fact, it's an ongoing struggle. In a survey of talent acquisition leaders, Montage found that nearly half of all respondents spend 30 to 60 minutes completing a single phone screen, from scheduling to interviewing to following up. Multiply this by 10 or 20 interviews for each open job, and the time spent adds up quickly.

Playing phone tag with candidates and waiting for schedules to line up can add days to a hiring process. In competitive environments where top candidates are in high demand, recruiters don’t have days to wait. The hiring process can’t come to a screeching halt or even a slowdown because of scheduling.

Now, it doesn't have to. To help eliminate these headaches from the hiring process, Montage recently added self-scheduling to its video interviewing and voice interviewing platform. 

Topics: Candidate Experience Montage Innovation Announcements

Collaboration = Better Hiring True or False?

The collaborative hiring model is gaining traction across the nation. We’ve seen many of our large enterprise clients use it, and mid-market companies are turning to it as well. It is a trendy technique or best practice that makes a real impact on hiring? Without hard data it’s tough to say for sure, but there is an interesting, in-depth new article out which makes a strong case for the model. It also does a solid job of outlining the pros and the cons.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Talent Tech Labs Gets It Right with Latest Ecosystem

Talent Tech Labs (TTL) recently came out with a second release of its Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem, an infographic I like for its simplicity. The NY-based organization reports on trends in talent acquisition technology; the Ecosystem is the talent acquisition space represented in a visual landscape. Montage was included in the video Interviewing bubble in that Ecosystem. I have to say, I’m in agreement with TTL on at least three points in its Talent Tech Trends Q2 2015 report:

Topics: Talent Acquisition Research and Insights

That Can't Be Right: The Hiring Process Is Taking Longer?

Ask anyone looking for a job and chances are they’ll tell you the hiring process takes a long time. Common phrases include, “It was weeks before anyone contacted me,” and “I had an interview but then didn’t hear back for a few days.”  Is this just candidate perception or is the hiring process actually getting longer? The answer will surprise you: According to a recent Glassdoor survey of 344,500 job seekers, the hiring process is now lengthier than ever. In the U.S. it currently takes an average of 22.9 days for a candidate to receive an offer or rejection – nearly double the 12.6 days it was just four years ago. 

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices