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“By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic — 15 times higher than it was in 2017” – Cisco
According to Business Insider, 75% of all hiring managers said that cultural fit is crucial in the hiring process. It’s practically impossible to gauge someone’s personality from a paper CV but with video, both ourselves and our clients get a clear sense of the candidate’s character from the get-go.
Here at Niche, we know that video interviewing is revolutionising the way recruitment is being done. We have consciously put ourselves at the forefront of this development and invested heavily in our videoing capability.
Our video interviewing platform has benefits for both our clients and candidates alike. Not only is it versatile, but it ensures the recruitment process is more efficient and ultimately successful. Our innovative Applicant Tracking System (ATS) enables clients to easily review candidates and track progression through the recruitment process. The ATS is a secure portal – with a unique log in for each client – and is personalised for each client with your logo.
The value of our platform stems from its ability to provide a bespoke approach to a client’s requirements. This includes:
- Candidate screening
- Initial interviewing
- Video meetings and larger multi location conference calls
- Candidate self-promotion videos
- Screen sharing (to enable discussion about CVs, job specifications, presentations, test scores, portfolios etc)
The nature of the system means that you can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. You are not required to be in a physical meeting room. It also means you can access CVs and candidate videos at a time of your choosing.
Arranging a time for two busy people to meet is always difficult. You want to be able to get to high calibre candidates quickly, but sometimes this is not possible, and you can lose out. Video interviewing means that meetings are arranged 70% quicker.
As the software records the interview, it also means that you can share all or parts of the interview with other stakeholders, without the need to summarise or write copious notes.
In a candidate driven market, speed is key. Video interviews, especially those that are at first stage, mean that you can see more candidates and reduce the time from seeing a CV to interviewing. As the video brings people to life, it also allows you to discount those you feel are not the right fit early in the process. You only invite those to second interview who you feel are best place to undertake the role. This also gives the candidate a better experience as their time is not wasted.
Video interviewing removes costs associated with travel for both candidate and client. It also reduces the amount of time someone spends on interviewing unsuccessful candidates, which is time that can be spent elsewhere in the business.
Interested? If you’d like to find out how our video facility can benefit and enhance your recruitment process, please contact us today.
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