While video interviewing is an intriguing idea and prospect on one level, the majority of companies don’t view it as a viable tool when it comes to filling their open position.
Canton, OH (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
For the past several years, video interviewing has been touted as the “next big thing” in the world of employment. However, the use of video interviewing has not grown as much as the use of, say, social media or mobile phone use.
But is it growing at all? Are companies using it more? If so, how much more? Or could it be that companies are now using video interviewing less?
According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, over half of recruiters indicated that their clients don’t use video interviewing at all.
As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “Are your clients using video interviewing more?”
Over half of recruiters (54.2%) stated that none of their clients use video interviewing. In addition, of those recruiters whose clients are using video interviewing, only 1.7% indicated that they’re using it “much more” and 21.2% indicated that they’re using it “a little more.”
A little over 20% chose “No, they’re using it about the same” as their answer, and 0.8% chose “No, they’re using it a little less.” The final choice was “No, they’re using it much less,” and 1.7% of recruiters selected that option.
According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, the results of this most recent poll aren’t that surprising.
“While video interviewing is an intriguing idea and prospect on one level, the majority of companies don’t view it as a viable tool when it comes to filling their open positions,” said Demaree. “That might change in the future, but this poll clearly illustrates that the use of video interviewing by companies is not growing rapidly.
“One reason for this might be that when the time ultimately comes to make a decision about who to hire, people generally feel more comfortable making that decision after first meeting candidates on a face-to-face basis.”
Top Echelon Network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio.