3 Unconventional Uses for Video Interviewing Technology: Think Outside the Box

Drew Whitehurst | April 14, 2022

You need to think broader when it comes to utilizing your technology.When you think of video interviewing technology, most people focus on the word “interview.” This puts a limit on usage and capability. You need to think broader when it comes to utilizing your technology. Bust out of the proverbial box and enter a world of possibilities. 

Many industries, like retail and K12, have peak hiring seasons. During those seasons, their video interviewing technology gets quite the workout. But what happens the rest of the year, when they aren’t in peak hiring mode? Is the software in hibernation? If it is, opportunities are being missed because there are other uses for video interviewing technology.

1. Integrate Video Into Your Onboarding Process 

Starting new hires off on the right foot takes more than an office tour. Companies that put focus on onboarding retain 50% more new employees than companies that don’t. In fact, 69% of employees who have a positive onboarding experience are more likely to remain with the company for a minimum of three years. 

Conveying a company’s culture, values, and organizational structure is not simple. A recent study found that 80% of respondents felt that using video for onboarding made the process easier and 87% said that video usage increased the training rate.

So go ahead and open up your on demand video and get started. Create your content (company value, structure, info on key team members, the rundown of benefits, etc.), choose the appropriate person to host your video, and send it out to your new hires. But don’t stop there… Follow up with a live video streaming event, welcoming your new employees and giving them the opportunity to ask questions, engage with other team members and iron out any important details. 

2. Wake Up From Your Meeting Scheduling Nightmare 

Scheduling endless meetings can make you want to rip your hair out – especially when you don’t have a dedicated scheduling tool. Trying to schedule a meeting without knowing the other person’s availability requires multiple emails back and forth. It can take up to 2 days to agree to a meeting time, and if the other person has to reschedule you’re back to square one.

The remedy? Start using interview scheduler to its full advantage. You use interview scheduler to reduce the time-consuming manual task of scheduling interviews, so why not use it to schedule meetings? Your whole team has access and with the click of a button, your entire team can be on the same page – meeting scheduled and headache avoided. 

3. Out With Annual Reviews And In With Feedback Sessions 

Collaboration and innovation are buzz words, and for good reason. They are key components to success as both a team and a company. But how do they connect with video software? Simple. 

Collaboration and innovation require an open line of communication, which can be achieved through frequent check-ins with your team. You can use video (live or on demand) to create a personal touch and comfortable environment to grant support and give-and-receive much needed feedback. Take full advantage of the video software at your disposal to create a first-rate team and a dynamic company culture

Using videos (especially on demand) can take the pressure off your employees as they evaluate their performance over the past year. People don’t often look forward to performance reviews, but by incorporating a set video framework, you encourage employees to reflect and – as a bonus – you gain some time to asses their self-evaluation.

Get Creative With interviewstream

Video interviewing allows you to hire in a remote world, expand your reach, and stay ahead of your competitors, but it has uses beyond your hiring process if you get a little creative. Talk to an expert today to learn more about the value you can get from implementing interviewstream not only for your hiring process but beyond. 

About The Author

Drew Whitehurst is the Content & Implementation Specialist at interviewstream. He's been with the company since 2014 working in client services and marketing. He is an analytical thinker, coffee enthusiast, and hobbyist at heart.

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