The landscape of hiring is dynamic, with surpluses of candidates one year and an extremely competitive marketplace the next year. Adapting to these changes is crucial for HR leaders to recruit the right candidates. Having the right tools in your HR tech stack can help you adjust to the ebb and flow of recruitment.
Virtual interviews and interview scheduling are two tools that help recruiters both when there are too many qualified candidates as well as when there just aren’t enough. Which is why these tools should be part of your long-term hiring plan. Let’s get into some reasons why these tools help you:
Virtual interviews are not a one-size-fits-all solution, but offer adaptability to align with a company’s unique needs. First and foremost, they provide face-to-face interactions even in situations where in-person meetings are not feasible. But, there are other benefits to virtual interviews. Check out some ways our clients use them:
With virtual interviews, you can record, share, and rate candidates. With automated schedulers, recruiters can book interviews directly onto the hiring manager’s calendars without having to go back and forth between the candidate and hiring manager.
It’s the little things that count towards making a great candidate experience. Even in times when there are few job openings and an excess of qualified candidates applying for each position, you can bet your top candidates will walk away from a position if their interviewer doesn’t show up or if the recruiter has been given the wrong information on the position.
Interview schedulers help make sure interviews are scheduled quickly and that all parties are informed if the interview is rescheduled–helping you create an efficient and candidate-friendly hiring process.
Having a structured interview process is easier with virtual interviews. One way interviews present the same questions uniformly to each candidate, regardless of recruiter. Then, recruiters grade each candidate based on the same hiring rubric, increasing interviewing consistency.
Take a look at our guide to unbiased and objective hiring to learn more about eliminating bias from your hiring process using on demand video interviews.
Virtual interviewing can help you tighten up your hiring process in times of (metaphorical) feast and famine. And, having a great recruitment process means having a great candidate experience. So–don’t wait for a time when your recruiters are fighting burnout–fill out this form and ask for a demo of interviewstream today.
Drew Whitehurst is the Director of Marketing 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.