Will Video Kill In-Person Interviews?
Technology has changed the hiring process forever. Today, job candidates can walk into a store and sit down at a kiosk or go online at home to fill out an application or submit a resume to a prospective employer. Gone are the days, for the most part, when someone would fill out a job application and go to the conference room to be interviewed on the spot for the job.
In recent years, as an infographic by PGi on Mashable illustrates, should potential employees get to the interview stage, they are increasingly likely to do so via video. According to the document, video interviewing has picked up as companies have cut budgets for human resources (HR). Since 2011, video interviewing has increased 49 percent, and today 60 percent of HR managers make use of the technology to speak with and assess candidates.
Hiring managers say video interviews save money, make their jobs easier and reduce the time needed to fill open positions.
Interestingly, 66 percent of job candidates report preferring to interview via video. It provides them with a number of advantages including choosing a time to interview that suits them and not having to travel.
What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of using video to interview prospective employees vs. face-to-face meetings?