The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled organisations to make significant changes to keep pace with the new normal of remote work and hybrid workplaces. In keeping with the changes, interviews — an essential part of the hiring process — have transitioned to a digital avatar.
Remote interview platforms are catalysing this transition. Driven by advanced technologies, these platforms offer enduring long-term benefits to organisations that adopt them. What’s more, emerging remote interview solutions such as on-demand interviews, which allow anytime, anywhere recording of answers by candidates, are enhancing the hiring experience for recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates.
Here are some of the ways in which remote interview platforms bolster hiring processes for better, faster, and smarter hiring.
Drives Hiring at Scale
While hiring at scale, organisations risk diluting or losing their work culture by recruiting some candidates that may not be adequately calibrated to predetermined hiring standards and principles. This could impact employee morale in the long run. Remote interview platforms not only remove geographical barriers and provide access to a wider talent pool but also provide a host of features to ensure that you hire candidates that align with the values and culture of your organisation. The platforms that facilitate hiring at scale are comprehensive, all-in-one systems that meet all the needs of hiring processes. The features include digitisation of registration and eligibility check processes, reliable support for high-volume assessments, automated screening, shortlisting, and candidate communication, bias mitigation capabilities, and fraud-check during virtual assessments and interviews.
Ensures Fraud Prevention
The possibility of potential fraud is a cause for concern in virtual interviews. organisations may end up losing precious time and resources in vetting applications and weeding out unscrupulous candidates. Remote interview platforms manage fraud effectively. They ensure that candidates register with photographs that match a government ID card photograph and only registered candidates attend assessments and interviews. These platforms make sure that no third person is present during the interview and candidates don’t leave the interview window. They also deploy advanced AI technology for real-time checks for impersonation, suspicious behavior, and cheating.
Improves Coordination Among Recruiters, Interviewers, and Candidates
In the traditional hiring process, recruiters, interviewers, and candidates often function in silos. Disparate processes, tedious procedures, and differing schedules create confusion and delay. Remote interview platforms bring recruiters, interviewers, and candidates together on a single intuitive interface for a streamlined and seamless interview experience, right from scheduling and conducting interviews to collecting feedback digitally. Remote interview platforms enable collaboration for different types of interviews, such as live interactive video interviews, live coding interviews, and asynchronous video interviews. They also eliminate miscommunication, scheduling overlaps, and loss of data by employing robust and holistic data management for uninterrupted coordination between different user cohorts.
Enhances Candidate Experience during Remote Interviews
Interviews can be a stressful experience for candidates that are currently employed or have other time-sensitive responsibilities such as childcare. Remote interview platforms provide candidates the flexibility to attend interviews at their preferred date and time. Allowing candidates to schedule interviews at their convenience gives recruiters access to a wider pool of talent. Besides, remote interview platforms provide features, such as digitised document collection, streamlined shortlisting process, FAQs, technical help, and Email/SMS notification at every stage. This improves the overall remote interview experience for candidates.
Facilitates Effective Time and Cost Management
Of all the stages in the hiring process, interviews are the most time-consuming and expensive ones. Remote interview platforms reduce the time spent on scheduling and coordination. Moreover, pre-recorded one-way interviews or asynchronous interviews help save time as well. The adoption of remote interview platforms also minimises the effort and cost of availing office space, travel expenditure, etc. It helps recruiters conduct interviews efficiently and in a cost-effective manner, without incurring additional expenses.
According to a Gartner poll, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted 86% of organisations to incorporate new virtual technology to interview their candidates. At present, remote interview platforms allow customisation and personalisation to meet diverse recruitment scenarios. It has helped organisations speed up their hiring process to find, interview, and onboard high-quality candidates at scale.
Moreover, today, hiring has become more competitive than ever. With organisations sparing no effort to secure top-notch talent, remote interview platforms are emerging as effective tools to trounce the competition and clinch the best candidates every single time.
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