In the past, an applicant’s physical distance from a potential job may have prevented that person from being invited for an interview. However, recent advancements in unified communications solutions such as video conferencing have made it easier for employers to interview prospective hires from afar.
Many hiring managers turn to video conferencing during the recruitment process. The technology can save time and money by allowing these companies to avoid paying for an applicant to travel to an in-person interview.
Similarly, the technology has given hiring managers the ability to rely more heavily on a popular recruitment tool – the face-to-face chat. Many feel that these communications can yield valuable information and help create separation between similar candidates.
With video conferencing, hiring managers have the potential to interview more candidates face-to- face without bringing them all in.
“The plan is to increase the quality of our intern hires and help Intel narrow the candidate pool for recent college graduate hiring,” Tiffany Peery, a manager at the Intel Corporation, told the Arizona Republic. She will typically use video conferencing when interviewing recent college graduates or intern candidates, she told the paper.
Video conferencing can also be part of a comprehensive unified communications solution for companies that desire the flexibility and portability of VoIP business phones, for instance.
The technology can allow companies to hold important meetings regardless of each contributor’s physical location. This can be particularly valuable for corporations that have offices in a number of different locations and need to bring managers together for a critical discussion. Likewise, managers or executives who are traveling for business need not miss out on meetings back at headquarters if they are equipped to run video conferencing technology.
Recent advancements in unified communications solutions such as video conferencing have made it easier for employers to interview prospective hires from afar.