GrassThere are many reasons to adopt video interview software in your hiring process, but some of the hidden benefits don’t seem to get much airtime. Having watched thousands of organizations modernize their hiring processes, we’ll unveil the hidden benefits that aren’t always talked about.

The Two-Minute Disqualification

Ever meet a candidate whom you knew would disqualified from the hiring process after the very first interview question? During an in-person interview, this moment can feel stressful and awkward — should you end the interview now, or just play along for courtesy’s sake? Most interviewers continue the conversation through the allotted time period, but all the while they are reflecting on the fact that the candidate is not going to advance to the next stage of the hiring process. Meanwhile, valuable minutes tick by — minutes that could have been spent with other, more promising candidates.

With video interview software, you can have candidates record one-way video interviews. The candidate has no way of knowing whether you ended up reviewing the response in it’s entirety, or whether you reviewed only a portion of the response. So, if a candidate disqualifies themselves early on in the interview, you can close your browser and get back to other tasks — all without any awkward moments or wasted time.

Auto-Advancing a Candidate

You probably have some prequalifying questions, factual in nature, that help determine whether a candidate is suitable for advancing to the video interview stage of your process. A lesser-known benefit of video interview software (well, at least at RIVS) is being able to set up prequalifier questions that, when answered correctly, cause a candidate to immediately advance into a one-way video interview. All of this can happen without any action from the recruiter or hiring manager.

The process feels natural to the candidate. They don’t know that, in the past, you probably hand-reviewed the responses to prequalifying questions — and they don’t realize that you are taking a bit of a shortcut by having the responses reviewed automatically.

Rate as You Go

Know any interviewers who are a bit awkward about taking notes during an interview? We do. In fact, we know very few interviewers that cn ace the process of taking notes in a non-distracting way during an in-person interview.

But guess what? During a live video interview, you can typically rate candidates with a couple clicks of your mouse as you interact with them via webcam. This makes the note-taking and rating process less invasive, and the candidate has no way of noticing that you are evaluating their answers as you go. This creates a more natural, less awkward candidate experience.

Ready to enjoy these benefits and others? Then it’s time to jumpstart your interview process by using video interview software!

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