There’s a new article out by Software Advice, a company that hosts reviews of interview solutions, which hits a long-time Montage message further out of the park: Skype is not suited for the business of hiring. According to author Brian Westfall, senior market research associate at Software Advice, "Although many recruiters use Skype to conduct video interviews with candidates, if organizations want to get serious about shortening their time to hire and truly finding the best candidate for the job, especially as they grow and the number of applicants per position becomes overwhelming, they need to invest in a dedicated video recruiting platform to improve candidate experience." While Montage’s own research proves this point, it’s nice to see it stated so succinctly by a leading IT research and advisory company too.
Summarizing the Shortcomings of Video Chat & Video Conferencing
One of the strongest sections of Software Advice’s comprehensive review is a technology features comparison for video chat, video conferencing and video recruiting platforms. More than two dozen features essential for the recruiting function are included, making it fast and easy for recruiters to understand exactly where the gaps exist between chat and conferencing tools, and purpose-built video interviewing solutions. Westfall also hits the nail on the head when he identifies three of the most important shortcomings in chat and conference: The lack of an option for candidates to re-record interviews, the lack of interview comparison features, and the absence of on-demand interview capability. Says Westfall, "Systems like Montage, with the ability for asynchronous video interviews and collaborative applicant grading and ranking, can become a valuable component in the candidate screening process—even for job seekers who live just down the street."
The Added Value of Purpose-Built Video Interviewing Solutions
As video interviewing has moved from innovative new solution to mainstream best practice, companies are finding that purpose-built solutions provide added value in talent acquisition that goes beyond purely logistical benefits. These strategic benefits are significant, and in many cases, form part of the criteria companies are using as they make the decision to adopt video interviewing. Some of these strategic benefits include elevation of the employer brand, and the ability to provide a faster, better hiring experience for all candidates – those hired and the many more who are not.
To learn more about the strategic benefits of video interviewing technology which is created for the business of hiring, download the data-filled white paper, The Evolving Value Proposition of Purpose-Built Video Interviewing Solutions today.
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.