1. Welcome candidates by creating a personalised experience — We recommend taking advantage of the recorded intro feature as a way for the candidate to see someone on the other end and establish a connection, as well as put them more at ease.2. Remember, it’s probably their first time — Acknowledge that this is probably a new experience and express appreciation for their participation. Also, consider including an icebreaker to put candidates at ease.
3. Determine the right timing — Give candidates a little bit of extra time for the first and second questions just to ease them into the process.
4. Focus on the objective — Your goal is to narrow your list of applicant to a short—list of candidate you want to meet for a face—to—face interview. Focus on adequately testing candidates and asking questions that help them demonstrate the qualities that are important to you.
5. Ask the right questions — You want to get to most from the candidate so, detailed open—ended questions are the best. If you have a position that requires, very specific skills or knowledge, you can also use the time to test of those skills.
6. Give a chance to more candidates — With video interviewing you’re able to review/evaluate more candidate in a shorter amount of time. Consider more candidates, so that you can narrow down the list and find the best. Video interviewing is a great option for those candidates that you’re on the fence about.
7. Include a weekend in your deadline — You’ll get a much better response rate if you can include a weekend in your completion deadline, this gives candidates ample time to prepare.