Face-to-face interviews are going the way of written letters and postcards. Although it’s one of the last business tools to be perfected by the web, video interviews are taking the place of an antiquated, time-consuming face-to-face interview process.
Video interviews increase accuracy, give you a better sense of the candidate, ensure interview fairness and accelerate mobility. Here's five reasons recruiters love video interviews.

1. Eliminate Coordination Hassles
According to a 2011 Quora post written by Recruiterbox.com Co-Founder Raj Sheth, businesses receive approximately 40 resumes per job opening. Not only is that 40 resumes to sift through, but also, depending on the candidate pool and interview process, that's about10-20 interviews to arrange — a time consuming endeavor for any HR representative.
Video interviews allow companies to send candidates questions they can answer on their own time. Once candidates answer their questions, HR personnel can review them on their own time, getting rid of the need for laborious schedule coordination between the candidate and the company.

Unlike face-to-face interviews, video interviews allow you to bow out of an interview the minute you determine, through "knock out questions" the candidate is not a fit. Answer gone long or off point- fast forward or skip to the next question or move onto the next candidate.

2. Eliminate Candidate Errors, Increase Consistency
On-demand reviews and annotations offered by digital interview platform services such as HireVue, ensure that candidate interviews will be consistent and fair. Video interviews allow business leaders to choose questions and pose the same questions to each and every candidate, eliminating the risk of posing questions to one candidate and not another.

Scientifically validated interview questions and digital interview platform guides can improve the quality of your interviews and eliminate timely paperwork. With video interviews, you don't even have to write your own interview questions. Just choose from a selection of questions and drag and drop them into your question library.

3. Improve Efficiency
According to Chris Young with The Rainmaker Group, Inc., it takes an average of eight weeks to hire an employee. Eight weeks! Not only do video interviews allow executives to scan new hires on their own time, collaboration tools allow them to share the interviews and their comments about the interview with other people within the company.

4. Add a Personal Touch
Adding a human element to potential candidates makes it much easier to recall the candidates you're most interested in contacting. With video interviews, not only do you learn about the candidate and attach a name to a face, but you can rate them in real time and later jump to the most highly rated candidates.

5. Make Mobility Possible
In such a tight job market, candidates and recruiters have to cast an even wider net to find a job or the right candidates. This is particularly true for new graduates. According to an Associated Press report published April 23, 2012, half of college graduates are either out-of-work or working on low-wage jobs such as waitressing and bartending.

This mobile and unemployed generation is looking all over the country for jobs, adding a complexity for recruiters working to schedule interviews with candidates living in different time zones.

Video interviews allow candidates to complete interviews on their time and save recruiters the cost of flying candidates to their headquarters.

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Video interviews are a cost effective way to broaden your candidate pool, relieve stress on limited resources and put you in touch with your industry’s most eligible candidates.