Personal Connection during Video Interview? Possible!

February 2, 201510:00 am905 views

Video interviews are trending, especially for technology-related companies. In the future, we will likely see the rise of video interview. Here’s the future of hiring through video interview as stated in this PGI infographic.

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There are difficulties in maintaining a personal connection with the job candidates through video interview. Building a good relationship in real world is not so easy, even more on the cyberspace with somebody we don’t know. Then, how do we begin to know candidates on a more personal level when aspects of our personalities are masked by the very technology we’ve come to depend on?

Truth is, people nowadays are less and less revel face-to-face communication. According to a Gigaom report last year, remote users feel more connected when using video. They found that 65% of communication is nonverbal, which means the finding gave a strong support for the current trend.

Opting for a one-way or live video interview allows employers to analyze a candidate’s body language and facial expressions to gain a better understanding of that potential employee’s individuality. In fact, according to a 2013 Forbes article, the way communication is conveyed is astounding: 55% via face, 38% via tone of voice, and only seven percent from the actual words said.

We can draw a conclusion that using video interviews is a key way to establish a personal connection with candidates during the hiring process. Plus, 66% of candidates actually prefer video interviews. If one-time video interview doesn’t seem enough, then you could consider social media as the answer. Social media allows organizations to connect with candidates in a low-key, low-pressure environment.

Instead of just one-way communication, candidates can interact with companies in a more transactional manner, asking questions and receiving answers. Consider options like organising a Google Hangout to discuss openings at your company and inviting potential candidates.

See: Effective Video Interview to Hire Top Talents

The original article first appeared on Fast Company.

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