by Montage Talent on January 5, 2016
CareerBuilder’s 2016 list of hottest jobs is out, and perennials like registered nurse, software developer and truck driver top the list for another year. What’s new is the way recruiters approach hiring for roles like these in which demand for employees greatly outpaces the supply of candidates. TA teams continue to turn to video interviewing technology for improved hiring. The software enables recruiters to spend less time in transit and more time talking with candidates – a strategic change that puts the focus on relationship-building with potential new hires. Here’s a look at ways video interviewing is being used for 2016’s hardest to fill roles.
Hiring Registered Nurses
Healthcare recruiters are opening up the lines of communication between candidates and hiring managers with video interviewing, and the technology provides advantages in so many ways:
When hiring managers and nurse candidates connect earlier in the hiring process, both parties can move forward to their end goals more quickly. To read more about what healthcare recruiters are saying about video interviewing, download our article, Healthcare Recruiters Review Montage Interviewing Technology: From Hesitation to Holy Cow.
Hiring Software Developers
“Software Developer” is a big catch-all for roles that are becoming increasingly specialized. Recruiters recognize what it takes to be a top candidate in the IT field, but they often call on other developers at the hiring company to verify if a candidate truly knows his or her technical stuff. IT recruiters are using on-demand video interviewing to screen for right-fit talent, then asking promising candidates to a live video interview that includes current employees who can give their assessment of a candidate’s skills. It’s collaboration in hiring that adds substantial value without reducing productive work time since current employees can join in a live video interview right from their desks or via smart phone.
Hiring Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Like other industries with a talent shortage, transportation is grappling with dual challenges: An aging workforce and increasing demand for its services. Currently, more than 70% of all U.S. freight is transported by truck, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11% job growth for qualified truck drivers through 2022. National trucking companies offer signing bonuses of $4,000-$8,000 for drivers with as little as three months of experience. Many are turning to the military and younger talent pools to fill their pipelines. Recruiters use video interviewing to overcome hiring challenges for these roles:
The war for talent will continue this year across healthcare, IT, transportation and so many other industries. For recruiters with a New Year’s resolution to do things differently in 2016, video interviewing is a strategic new best practice with proven returns in terms of time, effort and results.
Michele Ellner is the Director of Marketing for Montage and has worked closely with recruiters and talent acquisition professionals throughout her career. She markets for the most mature video interviewing solution available, purpose-built to transform the hiring experience one smile at a time. Michele has focused her career on talent acquisition technology, staffing, HR services and outsourcing for over 20 years. Reach Michele at email@example.com or follow her @ellnerellner.