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Posted by Niche Recruitment
9th September 2020
How To Fast Forward Your Hiring Process
Employers Need To Be Recruiting Fast
The best candidates move fast. Especially those sought-after senior candidate-types with the glowing CV, the dream skillset, and bags of experience. So, employers need to act fast too.
At the moment, even with lockdown restrictions easing, finding convenient times and accessible locations for any stage of socially distanced interviewing is nigh on impossible. But it doesn’t mean you have to stop recruiting or have to admit failure in hiring your ideal candidate. Because a video interview can give you that competitive edge.
Not only can you respond immediately and get the communication going early, you’ll also project a modern, energetic, and proactive air to your candidates – right from the start of the hiring process.
Here’s how it works for us:
Practice Makes Perfect
Of course, using any new technology or technique requires a bit of practice. And a bit of understanding. For example, don’t try and surprise your candidates. Yes, you want to challenge them, ask a few tough questions and see how they react, but being on camera – and interviewing for a job on camera – is probably not a skill or experience listed on that CV.
This may be their first video interview. So, cut them a little slack and make sure you’re clear with them from the start. That includes communicating times, dress code, how they might want to position their screen, right down to making sure your video log-in details are easy to understand
And make sure you pick the right tools for the job too. Maybe demo a few platforms before you decide on a vendor. And if you need to be up and running quick-smart, Zoom, Skype, or even Facetime can do the job. They’re not perfect but will be better than losing a candidate that is.
Move Fast To Engage With The Best Candidates
Connecting with top candidates fast ensures you have the pick of the talent. And Embracing video capability will allow you to do this earlier in the process than traditional methods. The reduction in time to hire can be up to 70%. Yes, 70%! Just think of the saving in resources and effort.
You don’t have to worry about losing the human interaction either. Video interviews are very personable. You can get to know each other one-to-one. Even in isolation you can meet each other in your own surroundings and create a much deeper understanding.
With 75% of hiring managers identifying cultural fit as critical in successful recruiting, video gives you a chance to see the real personality behind the forms and CV’s.
These are all the reasons why at Niche Recruitment we invested in state-of-the-art video engagement technology and invested the time to learn how to use it properly. Having such a rich insight into each candidate helps our clients make important decisions on who to take forward. And don’t forget, it can all be done at one at pace, streamlining the process, increasing candidate engagement, and ultimately cutting your recruitment journey time in half.
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