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This week’s overviewAugust 2015


Hello and welcome to Video Recruitment News – your brand new portal for all things video recruitment!

In partnership with the makers of Recruitment Buzz, we’re delighted to launch this product and hope it will shed some light on what really is an exciting development in the recruitment industry – asynchronous video interviewing. Technology is moving fast and it’s of utmost importance that employers and recruiters keep up – after all, falling behind the latest developments could mean losing prime candidates.

To combat this, each day we aim to bring you the very best content from all over the world – so that you can stay ahead of the curve.

If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements or would like to contribute content for our brand new site, do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.


When job interview hurdles turn into exploitation

What do you do when an employer makes you feel like you’re not a job candidate but just an unpaid employee?

On a recent telephone job interview, Maria Sciarrino did well enough that the hiring manager asked her to come for an in-person interview. Oh, and could she just tackle one task at home, to give them a sense of her work? more »

September 1, 2015
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Why businesses should be adapting to make work-life balance an option

My friend Beatrice is an accidental flex worker. Made redundant when her company decided to downsize, she was later asked to return when the economy picked up and the company needed her skills and experience. She did return – only this time, on her own terms: as a consultant, working part-time and flexibly. Now she enjoys a healthy balance between the work she loves and the time needed to care for her three young children. more »

August 28, 2015
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Improve Your Employer Brand and Attract More Candidates

Are you struggling to attract top talent to your open job positions? Have you been advertising open positions for months with no success?  It could be that you’re not paying close enough attention to your employer brand.  more »

August 27, 2015
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The Technological Advancements that Will Change Hiring

Technology makes it easier for business owners and hiring managers to improve the hiring process. Tools that simply didn’t exist even just a few years ago make it easier for a potential employee to get a sense of what a business is all about. They also allow hiring managers to talk to a number of… more »

August 26, 2015
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Why The Rise of Emoticons Should Make You Rethink Your Recruitment Process

Unless you have been living in a completely digital free world for the last few years you will have no doubt been exposed to emoticons. more »

August 25, 2015
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Richardson: Choosing the best candidates to interview

Let’s pretend for a moment that you have a vacancy in your organization.

You have been given permission to recruit a new employee. You edit the job description, if necessary, from the last time you recruited and post the position. Perhaps it’s an internal posting only, or you may be recruiting externally, as well. more »

August 24, 2015
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3 Changes in How to Acquire Today’s Top Talent

Companies are still reeling from the arrival of the first generation of truly social consumers into the market. But their arrival into the workforce might create more disruption than their new buying behaviors ever did. more »

August 20, 2015
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How Periscope Can Showcase Your Employer Brand in Real Time

Have you ever thought about using live streaming app Periscope for a social HR campaign? We recently interviewed Lars Schmidt, founder of Amplify Talent and employer brand strategist at Hootsuite to find out more. You can hear it below or read an unabridged version of this article at Link Humans, enjoy! more »

August 18, 2015

Why I Became an Advocate of Recorded Video Interviewing

I’ve been a recruiter for years, sat in thousands of interviews done on the phone, on Skype, and in person, but I’d never done recorded video interviewing… until this summer. more »

August 17, 2015
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Video Interviewing: The Employment Process in the Digital World

Times have changed and video interviewing has taken the world by storm. Between 2010 and 2012, the use of video interviewing raised by about a third. Since then, it’s only been getting more popular. more »

August 14, 2015
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Finding Talent with Video Interviewing

Every day people all around the world watch millions of videos on the Internet and the numbers of hours they spend watching this type of content is apparently increasing by 50% every year. more »

August 13, 2015
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4 Video Strategies that Will Help you Recruit the Best Talent

If you’re not at least considering using video as part of your recruiting strategy, you’re missing out. more »

August 12, 2015
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Do Video Interviews Give Recruiters Enough Information?

Video interviews are picking up steam in the recruitment world. It’s easy to see why. The convenience is unparalleled, the reach is global, and the logistics are virtually seamless. more »

August 11, 2015
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3 Ways Recruiters Win with Video Interviewing: Personal Perks for you

For most recruiters, there are never enough hours in the day to finish off the to-do list. You put in extra time at night and on weekends, but that only adds to the stress. more »

August 7, 2015
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Job Interviews Shape the Candidate Experience

According to the latest information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job market has turned in favor of the job seeker. more »

August 6, 2015
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3 Steps to Take Before Setting up your Next Video Interview

Admit it. As a professional recruiter, you’ve gone into a few interviews with candidates with a “wing-it” attitude (i.e. no particular structure). more »

August 5, 2015
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Employee Recruiting Trends: 4 Mobile Strategies

More job searches take place on mobile devices than the desktop, and two-thirds of email is read on mobile devices. more »

August 4, 2015
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Advice for Reviewing a Video Interview

There’s a lot of advice out there for candidates completing a video interview, from how to avoid any technical issues, to what to wear. more »

July 31, 2015
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3 Ways Video Interviewing Has Revolutionized the Hiring Process

The hiring process is long and fraught with many perils. It is costly, and finding the candidate who is not only right for the job today but also right for the job in 6 months can be a real challenge. more »

July 30, 2015
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All Recruiting is Mobile Recruiting

I’m lucky (or unlucky) enough to have gone to enough recruiting related events and conferences over the past few years to realize that while mobile has progressed to the point of ubiquity more »

July 29, 2015
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3 Secrets of Video Interview Software

There are many reasons to adopt video interview software in your hiring process, but some of the hidden benefits don’t seem to get much airtime. more »

July 28, 2015
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Video Interviewing: 8 Unwarranted Concerns

“Sigh, my company has asked me to look into testing out video interviewing,” groaned the HR manager. more »

July 27, 2015
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Interviewing Shy Candidates (and How Video Interviewing Can Help)

A successful hiring manager recognizes that personality type plays a major role in the hiring process. While some people have no problem walking into an interview and answering questions rapid-fire style more »

July 24, 2015
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6 Strategies to Effectively Use Video In Your Recruitment Efforts

Video is a part of our everyday lives. It’s what we use when we need to find out how to put together furniture, the thing we scroll past in our Facebook newsfeed 200 times a day and how we share special moments with family and friends. more »

July 22, 2015
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Survey Finds Video Growing Within Recruitment Practice

Results of an executive survey on the use of video in the recruiting process from Futurestep shows that video interviewing has become commonplace more »

July 21, 2015
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Technology’s Role in Onboarding

Developing an effective onboarding process is tricky. It’s a delicate balance of company culture and adequate training more »

July 20, 2015
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Companies Implementing New Video Recruiting Tactics, Survey Finds

While video interviewing has become commonplace — some 71% use real-time video tactics such as Skype for interviewing candidates more »

July 17, 2015
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The Digitisation of the Working World

The job interview process, from CV writing to face-to-face interviews has been largely the same experience for decades. more »

July 16, 2015
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Nationalization: Video Interviewing as a Solution to Recruitment Challenges

The GCC countries, (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman) have a unique problem. more »

July 15, 2015
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How to Use Video to Improve IT Recruiting

Sure, video killed the radio star, but the technology is breathing new life into inefficient, time-consuming and stale recruiting practices and allowing organizations to cut time-to-hire while increasing talent quality. more »

July 14, 2015
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The Maths are Simple: Rejected Candidates Shout Louder

There’s a lot of numbers that can be applied to candidate experience. Here are just a few… more »

July 13, 2015
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Insights Into the Candidate Experience of Video Interviewing: Then and Now

In our recent guest post for On Reflection, the inclusive journal for practitioners, we discussed the findings of our new candidate experience white paper, “200,000 Insights on the Candidate Experience of Video Interviewing”. more »

July 10, 2015
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Is Video Interviewing Suitable for all Role Types?

Following this year’s annual CIPD HR Software & Recruitment Exhibition, it would be safe to say that video interviewing technology is taking centre stage as a likely suspect to be included in any recruiter’s technology tool kit. more »

July 9, 2015
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Hiring the Best Talent: Is your Business Optimised for Mobile Applicants?

The average UK consumer now owns over five portable devices, with Ofcom reporting in August last year that we now spend more time communicating than we do sleeping. more »

July 8, 2015
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How Best in Class Companies are Winning the Talent Wars

Whether you already use video in your organization or not, now is the time to start exploring video for maximum success. more »

July 7, 2015
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Is Video Interviewing a Thing of the Future?

Video technology is being used more and more by recruiters and could spell the end for the traditional face-to-face interview – at least that’s the way things could be heading more »

July 6, 2015
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Two Major Advantages for HR Departments Conducting Video Interviews

There’s no question that the human resources landscape has changed over the past several years to accommodate technological advances. more »

July 3, 2015
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Candidate Experience Comes Under Microscope in REC Report

A report launched at the REC’s TREC event this week shows hirers are making basic mistakes in the way they engage with job applicants and consequently risk losing out on talent. more »

July 2, 2015
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Video Interviews: The New Era of Recruitment

Recorded video interviews have gained a lot of traction over the last few years and have helped shape the way in which interviews are now conducted. more »

June 30, 2015
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Candidate Experience – Keeping Up with Mobile Recruitment

Mobile continues to have a dramatic effect on the recruitment industry, so it was interesting to read an article recently which stated that according to a study by Nielsen more »

June 29, 2015
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