Chapter 1

Video Interviews: Frequently Asked Questions

Now we know what a video interview is, let’s get down to some frequently asked questions about how video interviewing works!

Why should I use virtual interviewing?

Virtual interviewing should be added to your recruitment or job seeking toolbox for multiple reasons. For starters, everyone saves time and money with the help of video. Interviewing and hiring can be a stressful process for everyone involved. The use of online video can streamline this process by cutting down on pre-screening and eliminating travel.

How much time and money does video interviewing really save?

The average recruiter spends about 15 hours per week sourcing candidates, with the average position taking about 45 days to fill. According to research done by the Aberdeen Group, you can interview 10 candidates in the time it takes to do one phone screen. This means video interviewing significantly cuts down on pre-screening for employers.

What about job seekers? Well, it opens up doors for passive candidates by allowing them to schedule interviews around their busy schedules (both One-Way and Live Interviews).

What about discrimination?

Discrimination is always the elephant in the room when it comes to video. But it doesn’t have to be! In fact the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) says video technology is completely compliant in the hiring process. Companies should already be employing best practices to guard against discriminatory policies. After all, technology (like video interviewing) is a tool, and tools doesn’t discriminate; people do.

Can I share interviews with my team?

Spark Hire understands the importance of team collaboration, so every feature has been envisioned with the whole team in mind. One-Way Interviews are easily shared with your team so everyone can share their thoughts. Even live video interviewing isn’t a problem. With Spark Hire, your organization can record all video interviews for future play back.

How prevalent is video technology?

Online videos are just about everywhere! Virtual interviewing is merely tapping into the web-wide trend towards visual media. Look on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other social media platform. You’ll find a good number of videos on each. Today’s candidates are technologically savvy and know their way around a camera. Which makes sense since most laptops now come standard with built in webcams. Besides, Spark Hire makes it easy to record without bulky software installations. Just point and shoot your videos with ease.


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