How do I get meaningful information about my applicants early in the recruitment process?
How do I efficiently identify the most suitable candidate for the position advertised?
To answer these questions, recruiters use a variety of methods and procedures during their selection and recruitment processes. Initially, first impressions were garnered through written applications, telephone interviews and assessment centers. However, the internet now offers a large variety of online assessment tools.
Lengthy scheduling procedures, high costs and inadequate executive involvement are still problematic issues. And, until now, an appropriate tool to reliably determine which candidates meet the requirements, while avoiding extra costs, was lacking. With our new asynchronous video interviewing tool, executive decision-makers have the option of seeing and listening to the candidates via video in order to identify the most suitable candidates early on. All while lowering costs and strengthening the employer brand.
Asynchronous and structured video-interviews for effective pre-selection
By using viasto’s interview suite, a browser-based HR software program, companies can get a concrete impression of a candidates skills and competencies, before a personal interview even takes place. The video interviews are asynchronous. This means that candidates are guided through the diagnostically reliable, user friendly and structured interview process that allows them to independently answer pre-defined questions, regardless of their time or geographical location in relation to the company.The following assessment by evaluators also takes place completely independent of time and place restrictions. So companies can, at a very early stage, and with total validity and comparability, assess the candidate and make a well informed decision regarding the candidates professional and personal qualities. This early differentiation between suitable and unsuitable candidates can reduce costs by up to 30%
How do Asynchronous Video Interviews work?
Our interview suite is provided to each customer with their specific corporate design. Recruiters login via their browser and determine the interview process. This consists of questions and interview preparation times, as well as response times. The recruiter also defines which evaluators may assess the interview and the criteria by which this occurs. Candidates and evaluators are then invited automatically by email.
The candidates then do their interviews independently and autonomously. Once the candidates have completed their interviews, the evaluators can then view the interviews and evaluate them against the pre-defined criteria. The asynchronous video interviews are highly structured. All candidates answer the same questions within the same time limits and can thus be fairly compared against each other. Using an overview of all the ratings by the different evaluators, it is easy to document, and decide who will be invited for a personal interview.