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Out with old, in with new: How video resumes supplement traditional resumes

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When the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, companies around the world had to quickly pivot and acclimate to the digital landscape.

Virtual ways of communicating became mainstream practices and platforms such as teams and Zoom skyrocketed in users.

These new ways of working increased office flexibility and fostered the growth of the work from home culture.

This new normal created by the Covid-19 fallout out, will fundamentally change recruiting and hiring practices long after the pandemic has passed.

Specific to recruitment, many businesses experienced a pause in their interviewing activities until they could figure out how to best take care of their existing employees.

As businesses start to reopen and recruitment activities start up again, there is a pressing need to continue following the digital trend and shift to increased levels of online interviewing.

One of the most positive elements of the COVID-19 pandemic is the opening of a global talent pool that is now accessible in ways we have never fully explored in the past.

The face of recruitment has been completely altered and changed by this pandemic at a greater level than most departments.

A forced working from home period showcased to employers and employees alike some of the positive aspects of having a more flexible office hour structure.

Many organisations have discovered that the majority of tasks can be completed and executed effectively within remote settings.

Viddi, a simple and easy to use one-way video interviewing platform was designed to help recruit the best people for business from all over the world. 

This interactive tool enables candidates to respond to questions with pre-recorded video answers via a desktop or mobile device.

This allows you to obtain an informed view of how they present, operate and interact without the need, time or cost associated with a face to face or phone interview.

This Australian based platform reduces your time to hire and ensures that you focus more time on the best candidates.

Here are 7 reasons why video recruitment will replace traditional resumes.

Flexibility

In this ever-changing world, flexibility is key in responding to circumstantial changes and expectations. Employers attract employees once a flexible work environment is cultivated.

Recruiters don’t want to read thousands of CV’s

Video interviewing allows recruiters to sit back, relax and watch their applicants answer your personalised set of questions.

Platforms like viddi allow businesses to manage a high-volume intake of applicants, with a link to pre-record video interviews. 

Global talent pool benefits

Video interviewing allows recruiters and HR departments the luxury of interviewing people world wide, at any time.

Schedule with ease

Make scheduling conflicts and time zone considerations a thing of the past with video platforms.

Urgent vacancy but limited time problems solved

Its of great value if your company has an urgent vacancy but not enough time to sift through large piles of CV’s.

Video interviewing solutions allow your business to manage a high-volume intake of applicants, with a simple link to pre-record a video interview. 

Better understanding of candidates’ personality

Video interviews allow recruiters to gain insight into their candidates that you can’t access through reading their resume.

Watching how your candidate performs in your pre-set interview questions will give your business valuable insight into your candidate’s personality. 

Streamline the interview process

It takes a significant amount of time to do in-person interviews without first having some insight into who your candidate is as a person and if they are a good fit for your culture.

Video recruiting makes it possible to eliminate any unsuitable candidates in the first round through the video interview software so recruiters can move on to finding the perfect company fit.

Video interviewing platforms make it possible to streamline your businesses recruitment process and achieve better quality candidates for your business as a result! 

Additionally, this new way of recruiting enables teams to quickly review and determine whether the candidates have the right mix of energy, positivity and are right for the role.

Essentially, video interviewing allows HR departments to gain more insight in much less time. I developed viddi with the intention of simplifying the initial stages of the recruitment process in order to allow companies to identify and focus on the best talent early.

I believed viddi to be the best catalyst to re-engage Australian businesses in the recruitment market following the COVID freeze. It was important to communicate to recruitment leaders what set the company apart from other video interviewing tools.

I have focused heavily on the marketing process during the initial stages of the business set up. I sought out Vistaprint to create a number of personalised marketing materials including team merchandise, business cards and flyers that are perfect for any business starting out.

These efforts helped our team establish name recognition and to position viddi as the most efficient, cost effective and easy to use, interviewing solution for recruiters and candidates alike. 

The fact that Vistaprint is an Australian based company, with Australian employees was also a huge plus for us. We have worked with a number of recruitment companies such as FibreHR and several corporate HR teams including Adelaide United Football Club and Sanitarium and we are just getting started. The platform is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can fit perfectly at any stage of a company’s recruitment workflow.

Saurabh Thaper is the Founder and CEO of viddi, a brand-new video interviewing software. He has over 14 years of experience advising ASX listed companies, unlisted companies and financial sponsors on corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions and capital raising. He had the principal responsibility for coverage across the Telecommunications and Media & Technology, Education and Consumer sectors.

Saurabh Thaper, Founder and CEO of viddi
Saurabh Thaper, Founder and CEO of viddi
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