Video Interviewing: What’s The Craic?

14/08/2020

We’ve been banging the drum for video interviews for years. We even have our very own platform, which has proven invaluable in keeping the recruitment process for our clients simple and stress-free over the past few months.

But a video platform isn’t just for a pandemic. Attracting the best candidates in food manufacturing is tough, and you need a strong process as well as employer brand to get the candidate experience right from the start.

There are plenty of reasons why we’re recommending our clients continue to use video interviewing moving forward. Here are just a few of them…

It’s miles more efficient

Face-to-face interviews can be time-consuming, expensive and laborious – especially if you have several stages in the process. There’s often lots of back and forth and, occasionally, weeks can pass until the first interview takes place. How much easier would it be if you could jump on a video call, record it and then look back at it in your own time?

Video interviews mean you can screen candidates and gain all the necessary insight at a time that suits both of you. You’ll have all the information that you need to make a decision and be able to respond quickly, staying ahead of the competition and making the entire process simple.

It helps build a positive candidate experience

The best way to attract the right candidate to your business? A positive candidate experience – and from the get-go. Just as you want them to create a good first impression, potential employees also want to see their potential employer give off a good vibe.

Using video interviews not only creates a flexible and easy process, it also shows that your company is modern and making the most of the various technologies available to them. That will give you a great advantage over manufacturers still doing telephone interviews or multiple face-to-face meetings.

It makes collaboration simple

Before choosing your next hire, it’s likely that you’ll want to get the opinion of someone else in your business or someone who will be working alongside them. However, as mentioned above, trying to arrange an interview that suits all parties can be more than difficult.

Video interviews make collaboration easy by allowing you to involve all team members in the process. At a time convenient to them, they can view the recorded interview and share their thoughts. It’s simple and transparent.

Our video interviewing platform, Silven Screen, has been described as “the way to do business”. It makes your recruitment process more flexible, decreases the time to fill positions and reduces hiring costs – all while providing a positive experience for the candidate and strengthening your employer brand.

If you’d like to discuss how video interviewing could help your food manufacturing business, why not drop us a message today? We’d be more than happy to explain how it works, and we can even jump on a video call…

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