There are many reasons to adopt video interview software in your hiring process, but some of the hidden benefits don’t seem to get much airtime. Having watched thousands of organizations modernize their hiring process, we’ll unveil the hidden benefits that aren’t always talked about.
The Two Minute Disqualification
Ever meet a candidate where after the very first interview question, you knew that the candidate would be disqualified from the hiring process? When it’s an in-person interview, that moment can be stressful and awkward. Most interviewers continue the conversation through the allotted time period, but all-the-while they are reflecting on the fact that the candidate is not going to be eligible to advance to the next stage of the hiring process. Those are valuable seconds ticking by, that could have been spent with other more promising candidates.
With video interview software, when you send out a 1-way video interview screen, the candidate has no way to know whether you ended up reviewing the response in it’s entirety, or whether you reviewed only a portion of the response. So, when a candidate says something early-on in the response that is a disqualifier, you can close your browser and get back to other tasks. All without any awkward moment or awareness by the candidate.
Auto-advancing a candidate
You probably have some pre-qualifying questions that are factual in nature, that help determine whether a candidate is suitable for advancing to the video interview stage of your process. A lesser-known benefit of video interview software (well, at least at RIVS), is being able to set up pre-qualifier questions that — when answered correctly — cause a candidate to immediately advance into a 1-way video interview. All of this can happen without any interaction by the recruiter or hiring manager. It feels natural to the candidate because they don’t know that in the past you probably hand-reviewed the responses to pre-qualifying questions — they don’t realize that you are taking a bit of a shortcut by having the responses reviewed automatically.
Know any interviewers that are a bit awkward about taking notes during a video interview? We do. In fact, we know very few interviewers that ace the process of taking notes in a non-distracting way during an in-person interview.
But guess what? During a live video interview using video interview software, you can typically (definitely with RIVS!) rate candidates with a couple clicks of your mouse as you interact with them via webcam. It’s less invasive, and the candidate has no way of noticing that you are marking down your evaluation of their answer. It makes the candidate experience more natural and non-awkward.
Video Interview Software Jumpstart
Ready to enjoy these benefits and others? It’s time to jumpstart your interview process by using video interview software during screening and interviewing. We’re here to help anytime!