5 Virtual Recruitment Myths Debunked!


2020 has been a year of uncertainty and change. So, it’s not surprising that it has given rise to a myth or two. Many recruiters have encountered their share of myths in the virtual hiring landscape. We are here to debunk some of them for you.


Myth 1: Go Virtual and Spend More for Less!

Virtual hiring is not efficient and will utilise more time and resources than traditional recruitment.

Truth of the matter: Virtual recruitment can be highly efficient as long as you make use of the right technology stack and adapt it to your specific requirements. In fact, a recent CareerNet survey indicates that 3 out of 4 employers believe that they can effectively hire employees remotely. At HirePro, we’ve been able to eliminate the friction in the recruitment supply chain with our technical innovations and solutions. This means that we’ve been able to transform the typical 60-day hiring cycle to a just-in-time phenomenon for our clients.


Myth 2: Virtual Equals Poor Candidate Experience

Candidate experience will be affected as communication is not seamless.

Truth of the matter: A well-managed recruitment process that makes use of the multiple levels of communication offered by a recruitment platform can deliver a positive experience to the candidate. You can retain the human touch by modifying your communication and incorporating audio and video calls into your communication strategy. Your willingness to recruit virtually demonstrates your empathetic and employee-friendly approach.


Myth 3: Virtual- An Open Invitation to Frauds

It’s very difficult to prevent fraud during virtual assessments.

Truth of the matter: Proctored assessments have really made this a myth. HirePro’s online proctoring tool enables automated detection and control of cheating. We have achieved a 99% success rate in voice and face recognition when candidates are assessed with live or automated video proctoring.


Myth 4: Trying to fit a square peg in a round hole

Finding the right cultural fit is more difficult when you hire virtually.

Truth of the matter: Whilst meeting a candidate in person is a very good way to assess their fit into your team, the reality is that your working environment has changed. Most of your employees might be working remotely and your assessment should now need to factor in soft skills that are essential to the new work environment. Here are some of the soft skills that we think are essential for effective remote working.

  • Collaboration
  • Focus
  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Written communication

We help you design custom solutions that test candidates on the skills you require.


Myth 5: Onboarding Virtually? You are inviting chaos!

It’s difficult to onboard new hires remotely.

Truth of the matter: A well-managed remote onboarding process can be just as effective as a traditional onboarding process. A recent CareerNet survey reports that 9 out of 10 organisations are onboarding employees remotely. They do this by shipping assets and using technology-enabled collaboration and tools.
You can structure a remote onboarding process that is engaging and in line with your brand with our AI-driven platform. The platform automates the entire onboarding process from the post-offer engagement stage.

The ground reality is that virtual hiring driven by technology-led solutions is being adopted rapidly. The CareerNet survey also reported that 68% of employers will recommend remote hiring to their peers and colleagues.

Don’t be late to the party! Call us at 080 6656 6000 or write to us at sales@hirepro.in for a demo.