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Stop! Think! 5 Reasons to Make Video Interviewing Your Priority Today

We’re in the business of making our clients’ hiring better and their recruiters’ jobs easier. As I’m talking with TA professionals who genuinely see the benefits of purpose built video hiring, from time to time I get an email like this: “I have not had 5 minutes to think about this [video interviewing] proposal since we met.  We just have too many competing priorities. I just don't know yet when it is going to get better. We are down on staffing and just trying to tread water.” This time crunch is typical in many companies these days, and I can only imagine the stress HR is under. Still, I’m more excited than discouraged by this kind of message because it means our voice and video interviewing solution can bring some relief and forward hiring progress to another organization.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice

Break Up That Hiring Bottleneck

Recently, studies have shown that the average time to hire is on the rise in the U.S.  Heavy workloads, collaborative TA processes and other factors may be adding time to your hiring but, in this candidate-driven job market, can you really afford to be so poky? A recent study found that 47% of rejected job offers were due to candidates accepting another job.  What if you’re losing out on top candidates because your competitors are scooping them up? If your talent acquisition could stand streamlining, there are many approaches you can take for improvement, including use of video interviewing technology.  Here are just three of the ways you can start to break up the bottlenecks in different parts of your hiring process:

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring for Large Enterprise Organizations

Competing Against Younger Job Candidates? It Pays to Hone Your Video Interviewing Skills

If you’ve noticed what seems like a subtle shift in your company’s attention towards younger employees, it’s not all in your head. According to a new study, 64% of employees surveyed say their company is more focused on attracting younger people, while just 44% believe the focus is on attracting and retaining older workers. The study also indicates that while 78% of employees surveyed believe attracting younger people is critical to their company’s success, only 56% agree that retaining older workers will do the same. The data suggests that workforce veterans may need to work harder to capture the interest of employers when they are looking to change jobs or even move within their current organization. The good news is that technology on the rise - video interviewing - can help you make a stronger impression. If you’re invited to video interview, seize the opportunity.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Advice for Job Seekers

How Montage Stays Ahead of the Curve for Its Clients

If I had to pick the single question we hear most often at Montage, it would be this: “How do you come up with your new features and enhancements?” It’s on the minds of people at trade shows, it’s a consistent question in RFPs, and sometimes our clients ask it too. The question is really no surprise since we’ve built a solid reputation for innovation in the video interviewing space. And, twice we’ve earned a TekTonic Award for our disruptive technology.  Our strategy for keeping our clients ahead of the curve in hiring is not a secret – in fact our clients have an essential role in our ongoing innovation.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing

TA Leaders' Quiz: Are You a Good Fit for Video Interviewing?

All kinds of statistics have starting appearing in the last year which indicate a growing use of video technology for hiring. However, the “everybody else is doing it” argument isn’t reason enough for TA professionals to put this innovative technology on their to-do list. As the leader of hiring in your organization, you’re most concerned with maximizing the value and performance of your own TA.  Still, if you’ve thought about video interviewing from time to time, take this short quiz. The insight you gain may help you decide if this tech is worth a more serious look. 

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Making Good on a 5-10X ROI Promise

For most of our clients, the decision to adopt a video and voice interviewing solution is made only after thorough research and much consideration. In many instances, they’ve built a business case that demonstrates the value of our technology and expected return on investment to their leadership. We may have even provided some resources they used for that business case. So once the partnership is inked, our role with our clients’ success is just beginning. In fact, helping clients maximize ROI is a never-ending process at Montage.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

NACE Conference Intel: Recruiting Generation Z

Just when you’ve tweaked your hiring process in response to the wants and needs of Millennials, it’s time to prepare and shift again for their successors, Gen Z.  That was one of the major themes at the NACE Conference I recently attended. From what I learned, recruiters will need to adjust if they want to continue their track record of performance with candidates just now entering the workforce. In this changed new world, video interviewing providers will meet the needs of Gen Z students as well as university career services departments and campus recruiters.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice

Offered a Chance to Video Interview? Here's Why You Should Take It!

There’s some great data in ManpowerGroup Solutions’ new survey about what motivates candidates to change jobs. There’s also intel on candidate preferences during the job search process which I think could benefit from some context.  According to the report, 62% of candidates prefer an in-person interview with a hiring manager, and just 6% prefer to do the interview via “video conference technology.” As a video interviewing technology company, that 6% isn’t an appealing number, but in fact, it makes sense when you think about it further.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Advice for Job Seekers

Need New Campus Recruiting Ideas? See Us Next Week at NACE

Next Tuesday, 1,700 professionals will gather to share smart new ideas for strategic campus recruiting at NACE Chicago 2016. This year’s theme is Limitless Possibilities, something we can get behind 100% at Montage with our purpose-built video interviewing technology.  Many of our clients have engaged with us specifically to solve college recruiting challenges. They’ve found unlimited ways to use our video hiring software to elevate their talent acquisition.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice

Want More Boomerang Employees? Engage Them with Video Interviewing

If you’ve ever desperately wished for the skills and experience of a former employee, take heart – that wish could eventually come true. New research indicates 70% of U.S. employees surveyed have either returned to work for a previous employer or are open to being a “boomerang” employee by making that kind of return. This type of move opens the door to attractive benefits for both employees and their former employers. However, getting on the boomerang bandwagon requires organizations to extend employee engagement through to the exit interview. Video interviewing can play a major role in cultivating employee engagement from first contact through exit interviews.

Topics: Benefits of Video Interviewing Recruiting Advice