by Montage Talent on January 11, 2016
Here’s a frequent scenario at Montage: Clients implement video interviewing in a business unit or for a particular job family, and when they see the enormous positive impact on their hiring results, their use of our tech quickly spreads to other departments and roles. IT hiring is a prime example of this ripple effect and it’s a great match-up since video interviewing can solve some unique IT hiring challenges.
IT Landscape: Another Talent Shortage Story
For the third year in a row, software developer is one of the top jobs on CareerBuilder’s hottest jobs list. The need for skilled talent in this and other IT roles far outpaces supply in the U.S., at all levels of experience. In fact, The Conference Board estimates there will be three jobs available for every 2016 college student who graduates from a computer science program. Given this talent shortage and the complexity of IT roles, the time to fill can be longer for tech roles than the average 22.9 days across all job categories. Need a software engineer? Expect that search to take 35 days. A software apps developer? Plan on 29 days before your new hire starts. Fortunately, video interviewing helps recruiters cater to IT professionals so you can capture the highly coveted talent you need.
Use Tech to Engage Tech Candidates
Whether the tech talent you need is an experienced employee, soon-to-be graduate, or someone in the middle, video interviewing can help you cut right to the chase with these candidates. Use video interviewing technologyto tailor your hiring process to their needs:
It’s an effective way to engage active and passive candidates quickly without making the process cumbersome for them. And, both on-demand and live video interviewing make connecting with a possible new employer extremely convenient for candidates with no travel and no time needed off of work.
Skype Isn’t Good Enough
There’s one important thing to keep in mind: Skype is not the tool to choose for hiring IT talent. They’re going to be ultra-focused on the tech your organization uses, and they won’t be impressed if you rely on software designed for consumers. Use a purpose-built, branded video interviewing platform to let your IT candidates know you stay current with technology and want to offer a hiring experience that respects their time.
Need proof? 98% of candidates surveyed after a live Montage video interview agree with this statement: By using Montage, my prospective employer represented themselves as an innovative and forward thinking employer. To learn more, download our infographic comparing consumer tools to a purpose-built video interviewing solution.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @ellnerellner.