Do you still have doubts about the delayed video interview? We tell you the story of remote recruiting involving Carlo, the candidate, and Sara, hiring manager,
His profile caught our attention ..
Carlo has been preparing for three days. He received from the company of his dreams of him, to which he had finally sent his application, an invitation for a deferred video interview. A… what? Carlo asked himself first after opening the email he received. Initially enthusiastic about that “his profile caught our attention”, surprised by the request to carry out a Recuriting video interview, then intrigued by the Easyrecrue link on which he did not immediately have the courage to click.
To understand more, he decides to search the Internet and thus discovers that he is about to face a preselection interview, which he can register when and where he wants and that he has five days to prepare himself as best as possible. Very convenient, especially since with his working hours it would be very difficult to find the time necessary for an interview in person. In this way, he will have the opportunity to prepare himself, to find out about the position and the company (which he knows very well anyway!).
Saturday, 3 pm: he followed all the advice of Easyrecrue Carlo is finally ready. If he said he was not stressed he would be lying. He clicks and arrives on a nice introductory page, which incorporates the colors of the company, and notices a detail that encourages him: he will have some time to familiarize himself with the video-interview and get comfortable with him. ‘Very simple so far’, Carlo thinks, ‘I don’t have to download any software!’.
How will it be organized? Four questions on video to find out his motivation, a few multiple choice questions of a technical nature and an open question. Webcam: ok. Microphone: ok. Let’s go!
Somewhere in the company offices …
After a few weeks of uncertainty, Sara, the sales director, decided to add a resource to her team. She contacted the HR team, explained her needs for her, and together they posted the job offer.
Between 300 and 400 applications are expected, but how will it be possible to evaluate them all? Human resources are very efficient, but making a selection from so many applications is not at all easy and very time-consuming, especially considering that at least 50% of those received are generally not relevant.
Furthermore, Sara has no intention of meeting too many candidates but wants to dedicate her time only to the most qualified. Fortunately she can count on the chatbot , recently added to their career page .
Thanks to a quick questionnaire with the criteria required for the open position, here is the number of candidates reduced to 100! To save further time, the virtual assistant allows you to send a direct link to the deferred video interview to selected candidates.
“A what?” Sara wonders in amazement, “A video interview without meeting the candidates?”. Sara is perplexed as she fears that there is too little interaction with candidates this way. She then decides to build a tailor-made questionnaire that includes more personal questions, aimed at assessing candidates’ aptitude and motivation. For her team, she wants people who are determined and who know how to manage stress well.
Now the recruiter just has to create a campaign on the Easyrecrue platform. He is enthusiastic: the time spent on the phone trying to contact candidates for a preselection that is often too hasty is over. It only takes a few minutes to invite them to take the video interview and then you just have to wait for their answers. The icing on the cake, thanks to the Easyrecrue mobile app, once the candidate completes the interview, it is available in real time and can be viewed directly from a smartphone, wherever he is. Finally a quick and valuable selection! – Think him.
Five days later… what a success! Most of the candidates recorded his video interview on a delayed basis. Viewing the interviews is fast and, above all, very informative. Several candidates have an unconventional but very interesting profile. “Now we just have to convince Sara”, thinks the recruiter. Nothing could be easier: just share the cards of the most qualified candidates and in one click you will have access to the video interviews.
To help her, the recruiter added comments to the most promising candidates, highlighting their strengths and potential. Sara is thrilled! She thought that digital took away the human side of the process, instead she can know the candidates as if they were in front of her, just as she expected: she would never achieve the same results by limiting themselves to a quick reading of the CVs.
Moreover, in less than an hour, he was able to consult all the videos selected by the recruiter. Five of them got a face-to-face interview and already had the option to choose a slot in Sara’s agenda via Easyrecrue’s automated interview scheduling system, eliminating unnecessary long email exchanges.
Among the candidates who will do the interview there is also a certain.