Three reasons you need one-way video interviewing right now

Asynchronous video interviewing is a tool that allows you to request a one-way video interview that candidates complete at a time that suits them.

With little effort required from your team, it’s a great way to quickly screen candidates, bring resumes to life and ultimately make more informed shortlisting decisions.

But here are three benefits that might surprise you:

1. Lets you move fast to secure top talent

Lack of communication and a lengthy recruitment process are two of the biggest candidate bugbears and leading causes of attrition.  It’s something no one can afford in a candidate-short market.

Sending an asynchronous video interview request to your longlisted candidates takes just a few minutes, and lets candidates know they’re in the mix.

It’s a power move that says, ’We’re interested.’ If your candidates are in multiple processes, which is highly likely in today’s landscape, you stand out from the crowd from the beginning.

2. Quickly eliminates timewasters

Sometimes, hiring managers will say video interviewing requests don’t get a high response rate, but this is looking at it from the wrong angle. If you’ve invited someone to participate in a video interview and they’ve failed to respond, were they genuinely interested in the first place?

It may also reflect on their fit as a candidate. In a world where meaningful work, mutual respect and values are top of mind for candidates, they should also be top of mind for employers. If a candidate doesn’t respond to communication from a prospective employer, even with a polite decline, it suggests the values alignment wasn’t there in the first place.

So if you only get a handful of responses, it’s essential to put the right lens on it. You aren’t losing quality candidates. Instead, you’re focusing your energy and resources on those candidates who actually want to work for you.

3. Allows you to make the most of in-person interviews

Asynchronous video platforms, like viddi, can be just like a live interview scenario, giving the candidate the opportunity to think on their feet and respond to questions in real time. This gives you a genuine sense of their personality style, cultural fit and experience.

This means you can progress the most suited candidates to an in-person interview, not just the most suited on paper, which makes a big difference.

In addition, when you get into the interview room, you’re not starting from scratch. Instead of asking every question you need to make a hiring decision in a small window, you can now dig deep into the areas that matter to the role, leveraging the wealth of knowledge already at your fingertips.