by Juliayn Scales on September 17, 2018
3.5 min read
Online interviewing technology transforms the hiring process to make it modern, swift and collaborative. It eliminates delays candidates commonly experience in traditional hiring
A quick, streamlined hiring process has gone from a want to a need in the modern talent market. Faster speed-to-hire not only gives you a competitive edge with better candidates, it elevates your organization’s overall productivity by keeping the percentage of open positions low. Online interviewing eliminates many of the delays in a traditional hiring process, so you can accelerate quality hires.
Online interviewing uses next-generation technology to connect candidates with hiring teams digitally via video, audio and text. Online interviewing software that’s purpose-built for hiring often offers live and on-demand (pre-recorded) interviewing as well as integrated hiring assessments and automated interview scheduling. Many online interviewing platforms are mobile-first, so candidates, recruiters and hiring managers can participate in interviews using their choice of back-pocket technology, PC or tablet.
Online interviewing technology transforms the hiring process to make it modern, swift and collaborative. It eliminates delays candidates commonly experience in traditional hiring, including:
Online interviewing is proven to shorten hiring cycles by up to 14 days, allowing recruiters to get to the job offer stage faster. The reduction in time-to-hire is driven by elimination of hiring delays as mentioned above, but also by increasing recruiters’ efficiency. The automation and digital transformation with online interviewing technology gives recruiters more time each day to concentrate on candidate engagement. Recruiter dashboards integrated with online interviewing solutions help recruiters keep closer track of candidates and move them through the hiring process faster. Learn how online interviewing helped recruiters for a national health insurer speed up their hiring process and shift their focus to the most viable candidates.
Faster hiring with online interviewing is a positive experience for candidates. The stress of job hunting is reduced with simple, fast and transparent hiring interactions, and less wait time in between. Candidates learn sooner if they will move on in the process or should pursue other opportunities. And, candidates meet their own objective faster when recruiters can make a job offer more quickly.
No. The opportunity to engage with candidates via video, voice and text interviewing technology gives recruiters and hiring managers a deeper sense of candidates’ fit for hire earlier in the process. And, some purpose-built online interviewing platforms integrate hiring assessments with on-demand interviews to provide additional data points, promoting smarter hiring decisions. Online interviewing also gives candidates a closer look at their potential employment experience to support more informed acceptance of job offers.
When defining the success of new technologies they’ve implemented, TA leaders prioritize speed and efficiency. More than six in ten (62%) TA leaders rated time-to-hire as the top measure of success. If an inefficient or outdated hiring process is causing you to lose out on your top choice in candidates, online interviewing could be an effective solution. Video interviewing technology that’s purpose-built for hiring is proven to help companies of all sizes, including global organizations, reach, engage and hire quality candidates faster.