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How to avoid bad hires through one-way video recruitment software

By 19 Jul 2021Jan 14th, 2022Best Practise2 min read

How to avoid bad hires through one-way video recruitment software

Recruitment software - How to avoid bad hires through one-way video interviews

  • Most companies have fallen victim to bad hires, which costs companies production and negatively impacts company culture.
  • Research has found that companies can avoid bad hires through a robust interview process, and having a structured interview process, among others.
  • Recruitment software such as Wamly allows companies to avoid bad hires by standardising the entire process and removing a certain degree of bias.

Almost all businesses have fallen victim to making a bad hire, which does not allow cost companies in terms of loss in production but also negatively impacts company culture.

Recruitment software such as one-way video interviews from Wamly helps to avoid bad hires by standardising the entire recruitment process and removing a certain degree of bias in the interview process.

A Brandon Hall Group research report in 2015 found that up to 95% of companies admitted to making a bad hire the past year, and 74% of HR officials confessed to making a bad hire.

Another study found that 46% of all hires are considered to be failures by the time they reach the 18-month mark, and one in five hires are considered to be a bad hire.

According to HR Drive, employers should employ the following techniques to avoid making a bad hire:

  • Having a robust interview process where multiple people are involved who has a deep understanding of what is required in a role
  • Making use of job-related assessments such as skills tests
  • Thoroughly going through the references provided by a candidate
  • Communicate a company’s culture and expectations of a role
  • Have a structured interviewing process, where structured questions are used with little room for deviation (such as making use of one-way video interview software)

Also read: How often do bad hires occur? 

Recruitment software such as one-way video interviews from Wamly helps companies structure the interview process by allow HR officials to set up a pre-determined list of questions with a time limit.

Wamly doesn’t allow an interview panel to chance their questions based on a candidate, thereby a certain degree of bias is removed because leading questions can’t be asked to help a candidate.

Furthermore, it allows companies to communicate their company culture and expectations of the role through the branding of the interview and a video that can be played at the start of an interview.

Wamly has found to help companies make hires quicker, cutting as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on hiring.

Visit Wamly’s website at www.wamly.io to find out more, or to register for a free account.

Francois de Wet

Ever heard of an Industrial Psychologist? Well now you have! Francois de Wet is the founder of Wamly, talent expert and former coach to many high profile corporates and CEO's. Fran is super passionate about recruitment and believes people are the heartbeat of every business. Read our founding story.