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How to Recruit with On-demand Video Interviewing

Kristine Le - Dec 2, 2020 2:18:16 PM

High-volume recruiting may be overwhelming, stressful, and mundane. Reviewing thousands of resumes and waiting on interview confirmations can be discouraging, especially when you’re on the search for top candidates to fill your open roles. This hurdle is even more so daunting when you’re in the midst of a pandemic, making in-person interviews impossible.

 

How to Recruit with On-demand Video Interviewing

What is On-demand Video Interviewing?

The Benefits of On-demand Video Interviewing

Best Practices for On-demand Video Interviews

What On-demand Video Interviewing Looks Like with XOR

Getting started with XOR on-demand interviews



 

What is On-demand Video Interviewing?

Recruiting with On-demand Video Interviewing


High-volume recruiting may be overwhelming, stressful, and mundane. Reviewing thousands of resumes and waiting on interview confirmations can be discouraging, especially when you’re on the search for top candidates to fill your open roles. This hurdle is even more so daunting when you’re in the midst of a pandemic, making in-person interviews impossible.

How do you maintain an authentic and meaningful relationship with every unique candidate, while meeting your company’s recruiting needs?

The solution lies in finding the right technology that fits and improves your recruiting strategy and business needs.

On-demand Video Interviewing is a great alternative to in-person interviews. Whether you’re looking to hire candidates from different locations or time zones, are looking to save time and resources, or simply want to adhere to safety regulations during COVID-19, On-demand Video Interviewing is your go-to tool.

 

What is On-demand Video Interviewing?

On-demand Video Interviewing is an asynchronous process of conducting interviews. Recruiters and candidates don’t have to meet in-person; the interview occurs at different times based on when recruiters send out questions and when candidates respond.

 

 

The Benefits of On-demand Video Interviewing


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On-demand Video Interviewing offers the flexibility and convenience every recruiter and candidate needs. Without having to meet face-to-face, recruiters can deploy interview question sequences.

They can set a deadline for when responses must be submitted—and candidates have all the time until that date to complete the interview. This saves lots of time and travel resources for recruiters and candidates, and allows both parties to find a time that works best for them to finish the interview.

The best part is that recruiters can still retain the human touch and present the value and culture of their company since interviews can be conducted via video. Recruiters can see their candidates and vice versa, making the interview process remain authentic and engaging.


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Depending on the job requirements and qualifications, recruiters can tailor their interview questions by using different mediums.

With XOR, recruiters can pick between multiple question formats to conduct their interviews. The most commonly used method is video, but we also offer questions in the form of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, or short answer.

Customizing interview questions will help recruiters hire the best candidates for the right roles.


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The hiring process takes 38 days on average, and a big chunk of that time is spent either playing phone tag or waiting on scheduling confirmations.

During these periods, candidates may feel neglected or unvalued by their prospective employer. That’s why it’s so necessary for recruiters to have On-demand Video Interviewing their tool belt.

By conducting asynchronous virtual interviews, there will be less back and forth on scheduling conflicts—which ultimately reduces time-to-hire.

 

 

Best Practices for On-demand Video Interviews

While On-demand Video Interviews provide a lot of flexibility and convenience and can be used in many different ways, there are some fool-proof steps you can take to ensure a top notch candidate experience for your applicants.

 

Give candidates a walk-through

Although On-demand Video is intuitive, it’s still a good idea to walk your candidates through the process. Give them tips on how they can prepare for the interview via email, phone, text, or screen share.

 

Use multiple choice for simple interview questions

Answering in-depth questions is more efficient with On-demand Video interviews, but that doesn’t mean you have to use them for all of your questions.

Simple questions regarding a candidate’s number of years of experience can be quicker to answer using a multiple choice format. XOR offers multiple mediums ranging from multiple choice, short answer, or video.

 

Keep your On-demand interview short and concise

A long interview doesn’t necessarily mean a good interview; as a matter of fact, drawing out an interview can make candidates feel worn out.

Instead of including dozens of questions, narrow your list down to 4 or 5 thoughtful questions that candidates can respond to in detail. This will help recruiters gauge if the candidate is a good fit without making them feel interrogated.

 

Encourage recruiters to use On-demand Video, too!

Video interviews can feel daunting for candidates, so it’s important for recruiters to do what they can to make the process feel more comfortable.

Recruiters can start by recording a greeting video, followed by asking interview videos via video as well. This will help candidates feel like they’re talking to the recruiter, even though the process is occurring at different times. Not only that, it will create more of a personalized and authentic experience.

 

What On-demand Video Interviewing Looks Like with XOR

With the XOR platform, you can easily set up on-demand video interviewing question sequences. Let's walk through the steps:

 

Locate your job listing

Start by locating your relevant job listing, then clicking on the 3 dots that say “Edit Vacancy.”

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Review your job description and interview questions

You’ll be able to access the job listing information from here. Feel free to edit your job description and any relevant questions needed for the interview.

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Insert a video question

Once you’re ready, insert a video interview question or greeting. Below is an example:

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On-demand Video Interviewing from the Candidate's Perspective  

This is how the video interview question will appear via the candidate’s perspective.

Recruiters can ask questions using prerecorded videos or though a chat workflow.

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How to record a video as a Candidate

The candidate can easily respond back by clicking the Attachments icon, then clicking on “Record.”

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How to access video responses as a Recruiter

Recruiters can watch candidates’ videos by clicking on the “Candidate” tab and selecting a candidate.

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Track your performance

Recruiters can check on their performance and progress by clicking on the “Dashboard” icon on the left sidebar.

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Getting Started

On-demand Video Interviewing offers a lot of flexibility and convenience and saves time and resources for both recruiters and candidates.

Here at XOR, we’re passionate about recruiting software and would love to share more about what we’ve been working on. Schedule a demo with us to learn more about our On-demand Video Interviewing solutions.


 

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Kristine Le

Kristine Le

Kristine is the Marketing Manager at XOR. Passionate about social media, email marketing, and graphic design, she aims to create meaningful content to help recruiters learn about the perfect balance between people and technology. When she's not working on XOR's social handles, she spends her time fashion blogging, watching anime, and playing video games.

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