- Many people are asking how one-way video interviewing software compares to the traditional hiring process.
- One way interviewing software allows companies to send applicants a link to complete a recorded interview without a panel being present.
- It has been found to save companies time in terms of completing the interviews and reviewing them.
With more and more companies making use of one-way video interviewing software, many are asking how it compares to the traditional hiring process.
One-way video interviews allow companies to send applicants a link to complete a recorded interview without a panel being present.
The software prompts questions the candidate has to answer within a time limit, and once completed, the company is alerted, which can then review it in their own time.
Here’s how one-way video interviewing software compares to traditional face to face interviews:
Traditional face-to-face: A candidate has to travel to an interview and the time that the interview takes to be completed.
One-way video interviews: The length and time allocated according to the interview guide, which is around 10 minutes. This is a tenth of the amount of time a face-to-face interview would’ve taken.
Traditional face-to-face: Travel related costs, and logistical costs for finding a suitable venue, refreshments if necessary, and the lost productivity of managers not being in the job.
One-way video interviews: The data used for the one-way-video interview, which is around 400 MB in a typical interview guide of ten questions.
Traditional face-to-face: No technical requirements for a face-to-face interview aside from the device used to schedule/communicate the interview.
One-way video interviews: Any webcam-enabled device such as a smartphone. Roughly half of South Africa has smartphones, and Wamly supports most (and older) smartphones as it is a South African company.
Traditional face-to-face: Time of actual interview, deliberations afterwards, shortlisting, making offers and final hire. This process typically takes around 60 days.
One-way video interviews: Interview panel reviews recorded interviews separately and in their own time where they rate each candidate. Can review as many as 30 one-way video interviews in an hour. Top-rated candidates are invited for a final interview before hiring. The process typically takes around 20 days.
Interviewing software has been found in companies where it is implemented as much as 80% of the time that it would’ve been spent on hiring.
Managers themselves can review as many as 30 one-way interviews in an hour, around the same time it would’ve taken to complete one two-way interview.