In today’s candidate driven market, 75% of candidates identify themselves as passive candidates. This means that candidates are no longer knocking on recruiters’ doors looking for work, and recruiters are working extra hard to attract, engage and retain top talent. Digital interviews help recruiters identify top talent in the applicant pool and push those candidates through the interviewing process faster. To give recruiters an example, we created this video to walk you through the steps of how recruiters can use digital interviews to attract, engage and retain top talent and explained in further detail below.
Digital Interviews: How to Attract, Engage, & Retain Top Talent
Between completing applications, multiple-stage interviews, scheduling hassles and the dreaded time between interviews, the hiring process can feel like a time investment that may deter passive candidates. For working passive candidates, 83% of them report that they struggle to accept interviews during work hours and need additional options in order to continue with hiring processes*. To solve time commitment issues, recruiters use digital interviews to attract candidates by letting them know that they can interview outside of normal work hours and from the comfort of their home.
From the moment candidates apply to an open position, they are immediately engaged with an invitation to a digital interview. Recruiters can send candidates customized emails with next steps in the interviewing process and links that take candidates directly to their digital interview. Candidates are able to start one-way digital interviews at their convenience, as well as self-schedule their live video interviews and in-person interviews to help both parties avoid scheduling hassles and ultimately speed up the interviewing process. A quick and efficient interviewing process helps to keep top candidates engaged and active in the interviewing process.
Once a recruiter has successfully attracted and engaged top talent, their next challenge is to retain the candidate by leading them to accept the open position. Of candidates who were surveyed about their experience with RIVS, 81% of candidates described digital interviews as very innovative and increased their perception of the company they were applying to*. “I thought it was very innovative of The WFC Group to use digital interviews,” said Steve Scheifer, a WFC Group employee who was hired through digital interviews. “It gave me a sense that they were embracing technology changes as well as trying to minimize costs by saving on travel fees.”
Candidates have taken the diver’s seat in today’s market and are setting a new standard for interviewing. Digital interviews increase efficiency and decrease interviewing woes for both the recruiter and the candidate to provide a solution to help recruiters meet candidate interviewing expectations and attract, engage and retain top talent. So, are you ready to hire the talent your company deserves? Click here to get started and see a live demo of RIVS.
*results based on RIVS case studies and surveys, available upon request.
Originally posted at http://blog.rivs.com/2015/08/digital-interviews-how-to-attract-engage-retain-top-candidates/