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Video Interviews in Public Administration
The city of Essen uses digital recruiting to attract young talent.
Stadt Essen Case Study
Challenges & requirements
The city of Essen employs around 9000 people. A particular challenge is the demographic change and age of the employees. Nearly 50% of employees are over 50 years old and about 1,000 employees will retire in the next five years. The city of Essen is therefore primarily focused on attracting young talent. This lies in realising an attractive selection process, without neglecting efficiency, quality and fairness.
The solution: viasto
To attract digital natives, the city of Essen adjusts its selection processes of junior programs to meet the expectations of its target audience. Previously, preselection was done through CV and cognitive tests. The problem with this method was that personal suitability such as communication skills could not be assessed. Incorporating video interviews in the preselection optimises the process as personality and skills can be assessed earlier on.
The result: return on investment, and positive candidate feedback
The integration of video interviews is a success for the city of Essen in many respects.
32% higher assessment day success rate
47% more applicants were able to personally introduce themselves
positive feedback from candidates
Meaningful impressions of candidates
As part of an evaluation, the video interviews were used to predict hiring decisions. The video interview performance provides a valid impression and a reliable prediction of candidate suitability. The strongest predictive value was the “ability to communicate”.
Reliable assessment of video interviews
The video interviews are always evaluated by two evaluators. Through the multi-eyes principle, maximum objectivity and fairness are guaranteed.
Applicants appreciate the ease of use
The feedback has been very positive. Particularly appreciated is the ease of use of the software, the transparent design of the process and the opportunity to gain a personal impression of the city of Essen contact person through a short welcome video.