We currently live in a world where working from home is the new norm. Companies are adjusting to keep their customers and employees safe and healthy as the coronavirus pandemic goes on. For a lot of employees, their home space is now their office space, and from a recruiter’s perspective, that means adapting to digital ways to stay in touch during the hiring process.
Of course, video interviews had already been around before the pandemic, but it’s since become part of the new norm. You may be already familiar with video conferencing technology, but to ensure that your company’s hiring process stays seamless and communication between your candidates clear, Connecticut Business Centers shares useful tips for recruiters who are planning to conduct their interviews through video.
Plan Your Process First
As you start out your process, be sure to make a formal plan together with the hiring team. You need to figure out how the interview process will change, especially now that it’s being conducted remotely and digitally. Prepare a slide presentation if you think you need to share it on screen, and determine the steps your potential employees need to complete ahead of time, such as submitting portfolios and other work samples.
Prepare Your Equipment
Regardless of which software you use to communicate with your candidates, it’s important to understand and have experience with the nuances of your equipment before you start your video interview. It doesn’t hurt to do a bit of prior research to see if the candidate needs to download a platform, have certain log-in credentials, or a particular email address to connect online.
While you may be conducting the interview in your company’s office space at your end, your candidates are still likely to connect from their own homes. As you provide all of the needed information to your candidates before the interview, make sure they have enough time to test the software on their end.
Perform a Test Run
It’s not really a good look for you and your company if you’re struggling to connect or have certain technical issues while using your video conferencing platform. To avoid this, always check your computer’s audio if it’s working and test your computer’s webcam if it’s connected and working properly. You also need to make sure that your internet connection is stable and that the device you’re using to conduct the interview won’t suddenly turn off on its own.
When you’re looking for a good office space in the local area, you can count on Connecticut Business Centers as your best solution for your company needs. Call us today at (407) 767-6912 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve our customers in Connecticut, including Stamford and surrounding areas.