Video recruiting innovation set to change UK hiring processes
Devised by a team of Canadian human resource, management and technology experts, VidCruiter uses online video and audio technology in combination with reference screening software and applicant tracking to revolutionise the recruitment process.
The system came about after its creator, Sean Fahey, was tasked to recruit 200 people within a limited time frame. As he slowly reviewed CV after CV, he couldn’t help but think that simply too much time was being wasted on tasks which could be carried out using software instead of manpower. The result was VidCruiter, a world-leading recruitment resource that has been used in tens of thousands of interviews across the world.
From this month, VidCruiter will be exclusively available to the UK market, through business software consultants Project Support Ltd. “VidCruiter has become extremely popular in the US and Canada since its launch,” says Adrian Day, of Project Support Ltd. “We are the first organisation to launch the software in the UK, and with the UK job market remaining so challenging, it looks like this solution could really help to streamline the processes of checking, interviewing, and eventually hiring job applicants.”
“It just makes sense,” added Day, “Using a series of specific parameters to explore CVs users can go from 100 applications to selecting their top 10 in seconds. You can then set up a series of questions and simultaneously interview applicants using audio or video, allowing you to & lsquo;meet’ the applicant far sooner in the interview process. This unique function also allows a team of people to view the candidates’ videos in their own time from any geographic location, in any time zone and feedback their comments or rating. You can simply fast forward through any applicants you feel are unsuitable or go back and revisit those who are suitable, in more detail.”
With recruiters often seeing many hundreds of applications for each job, VidCruiter aims to make the process of finding the perfect candidate more accessible and cost-effective for all parties, leaving the face-to-face element for the final interview process.
“Keyword searches have been used for years to streamline CV selections,” says Adrian, “but it’s taken developers a while to create something which improves the efficiency of the complete interviewing and recruitment process. VidCruiter is delivered through an easy-access and highly resilient online environment that is fully branded to the recruiting organisation with customised access and workflow according to its people, departments and processes. It works for both employers and recruitment agencies and does not require any software to be downloaded onto users’ PC’s.”
“As more companies recruit globally, and with input from multiple locations, we believe that the use of this type of technology will shape the future of the recruitment industry.”