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.
For time-poor candidates and recruitment professionals, video interviews can be a lifeline. While the concept has been around for several years, it’s only now that the technology has caught up with the vision. Video interviewing has traditionally been conducted ‘live’, most people have used Skype at one point or another. As such, they might be wary of the constant quality issues: sound drop-outs and fuzzy connections. However recorded interviews make it so accessible that these issues aren’t experienced. All the candidate needs is a standard web browser and a webcam, making it readily available to everyone. Nonetheless, technical support is close at hand if required.
Recorded interviews also allow for less time pressures on the candidate who is completing the interview because they have the flexibility to choose when and where the interview takes place. This also removes time constraints for employers, as without the need for face-to-face meetings, and the scheduling required to do that, it is possible to watch videos wherever and whenever the employer wants.