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Tips to Master the Art of Video Calling for Recruitment

Hanna Wilson, HR Tech Outlook | Monday, June 14, 2021

There are now various video calling systems that HR pros can use-Skype, Zoom, Google Meets-making it important that they pick one that works for one and tell the candidate what platform they need them to use.

Fremont, CA: Interviewing gives the employer or temporary recruiter and the applicant the perfect chance to get to know each other during the usual recruiting process. However, in the last 12 months, along with most employees working lives, recruitment has moved online.

It can be hard to get an interview right over a video call. A frustrating video interview and the loss of a potentially great applicant can all result from patchy internet networks, incompatible software and under-managed expectations.

With so many applicants searching for work now and the unemployment rate set to increase, it is important to master the art of video interviews in order to find great candidates.

Connect via software that is widely used

There are now various video calling systems that HR pros can use-Skype, Zoom, Google Meets-making it important that they pick one that works for one and tell the candidate what platform they need them to use. HR pros should give your applicant enough notice to download the program and familiarise themselves with it.

Doing a test run with a colleague

One can try taking it for a test run with peers to get used to how it works if they are using a new video calling app to perform the interviews. Testing out where one can get the best Wi-Fi signal in their home might also be worth it.

Look competent and talk confidently

Most leaders are probably still working from home, much like their candidates, but that is no reason to show oneself like one would on their day off. HR pros should make sure they are well dressed for their work and talk clearly so that their questions are not forgotten or a joke is missed by the candidate.

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