The work landscape has changed drastically over the past few years. Remote work and hybrid models of work, adopted as a result of the pandemic, will now continue to be the norm. Organisations around the world have rapidly adopted technology and digitisation to thrive in this new environment. Finding, attracting, and hiring the right candidates for internships or for entry-level jobs through campus recruitment remains a key requirement for enterprises. So, campus recruitment must also be modified to suit the new norm.
Most businesses and educational institutes have risen to the occasion by organising virtual campus recruitment events and fairs. Virtual campus recruitment is in fact a preferred mode of hiring for employers as it saves them both time and effort. However, to make the best of this opportunity, you must ensure that your virtual hiring tools are able to overcome the challenges that this mode of hiring throws up.
Let’s take a look at some of these hurdles.
54 per cent of employers responding to a HirePro study quoted low internet bandwidth at the students’ end as a major challenge to conducting online assessments. 61 per cent of employers attributed the same constraint to conducting online interviews too. These facts need to be read in tandem with the fact that 52 per cent of students report that they use mobile hotspots to attend interviews and assessments.
At the other end, 95 per cent of employers do not use a dedicated video interviewing software for campus recruitment and rely on popular video calling apps such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom and Webex. This makes for an inefficient combination.
It is imperative that employers adopt virtual recruitment platforms which enable low bandwidth tests. This will allow them to deliver a smooth and superior interview experience even at a low bandwidth.
Virtual hiring leaves the door open for impersonators, if the recruiter does not take the necessary steps to prevent this malpractice. One in three recruiters said that their current virtual hiring solutions do not detect impersonations. Recruiters must invest in a virtual hiring platform that provides live/ automated proctoring with voice and face recognition.
Malpractices during assessments
In-person assessments give you the opportunity to proctor and make sure that the assessment is fair and transparent. Virtual assessments do allow candidates the opportunity to commit fraud if the online assessment tool is not fraud-proof. HirePro’s virtual campus hiring platform comes equipped with live and automated proctoring modes which use live proctors or AI powered proctors.
Managing candidate experience and expectations
A smooth and hassle-free candidate experience is necessary to attract the right kind of talent to your organisation. A well organised, streamlined process with clear communication is essential for a superior candidate experience. The HirePro study indicates that many employers are not ready with the necessary tools required for an efficient virtual hiring process. 16 per cent reported that they lack the tools for scheduling assessments and interviews following post-offer engagement, for communication with candidates, identity verification, and dashboard.
An advanced end-to-end virtual hiring platform can help you deliver a candidate experience that showcases your organisation as an adaptive, tech-savvy and forward-thinking establishment.
A clear and efficient virtual onboarding process is essential for new hire retention. It is an opportunity to introduce new hires to their team members and the organisation’s culture. Organisations should invest in virtual onboarding tools that will ensure a smooth and effective onboarding process.
Virtual campus recruitment is here to stay, essentially because it’s a more efficient way of hiring. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about the HirePro virtual campus hiring solution.