Columbus / May 11, 2012
Video interviewing will never replace a face-to-face final interview that ensures a potential employee is the right fit for a company’s culture. But it’s an extremely valuable tool to find top talent faster and improve the overall quality of hires.
Dave Hoy, founder of MBA Focus, and Randy Bitting, CEO of InterviewStream, will headline a new webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 12 noon EST to discuss how to integrate video interviewing into your current recruitment processes. The webinar is hosted by MBA Focus in partnership with InterviewStream, two of the leaders in video interviewing and recruitment technology.
Employers will learn that even though video interviewing will never replace the handshake, it should be an integral part of every company’s recruitment process. The goal of the webinar is to introduce the five questions every employer should ask before implementing a video interviewing strategy; how to use pre-recorded video interviews for screening candidates; how to build a positive, branded candidate experience using video interviewing; and time-saving tips and techniques for on-campus recruitment.
Registrations are open until midnight EST on May 14. Sign up now at https://www.mbafocus.com/Webinar.aspx.
According to Marie Larsen, writer for Recruiter.com, “the reason video interviewing is going to hit it big is that it provides the most basic, simple, important fix imaginable: it saves money.”
Video interviewing isn’t just beneficial to employers — it’s also convenient for candidates. In a recent SoloCup survey of students who were interviewed using InterviewStream’s pre-recorded video interviewing, 97 percent found the interview platform convenient to complete.
Video interviewing has already been widely adopted by universities, to assist in their campus recruiting efforts; executive recruiting firms, to sort through candidates from around the world; and large corporations, to screen candidates in remote locations.
“Virtual face-to-face conversations are now a common activity in the office and at home,” says Randy Bitting, CEO of InterviewStream. “With recent advances in technology leading to more widespread use of video calls and video conferences in everyday life, the video interview has become a much more comfortable and familiar experience.”
But it wasn’t always so prevalent. Despite existing for nearly a decade — Skype was released in 2003, and InterviewStream was founded in 2003 — video interviewing wasn’t truly adopted until the 2008-2009 recession. During that time, 52 percent of companies expected to decrease hiring, travel budgets were slashed, and companies and career service offices were forced to do more with less.
Other benefits of video interviewing include: increasing recruiting productivity, improving quality of hire, eliminating or significantly reducing travel costs, reducing CO2 emissions, building stronger relationships earlier in the interview process, and removing time barriers associated with international recruitment.
About MBA Focus:
MBA Focus is the market leader in MBA recruiting — connecting leading employers with the world’s top-ranked graduate business schools. Their exclusive school partnerships and
industry-leading recruitment management technology products make them the #1 choice of companies seeking top MBA talent.
Founded in 2003, InterviewStream is the global pioneer of pre-recorded and live video interviewing solutions. Over 500 clients, including corporations, executive search firms, staffing firms, global career transition firms and universities, have completed more than 500,000 interviews in over 120 countries and in eight different languages. InterviewStream is headquartered in Waco, TX and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation (BHESC).