Video interviews: to fear, or not to fear?
Video interviewing technology has shaken up the recruitment process in the US, and is now becoming more popular among recruiters and employers here in the UK. Video interviews save employers and candidates time and money, as well as giving candidates an opportunity to showcase their personality beyond the traditional CV. However, employers and recruiters have told us that candidates can sometimes drop out of the job application process when it comes to the stage of recording a video interview.
Despite being a self-confessed digital nation, people do take time to embrace new technology. Research conducted by Foosle found that 78% of Brits describe themselves as ‘tech-savvy’– adopters and users of all things digital¹. However, this tech-enthusiasm has not crossed into the world of job-seeking, with just 15% of people in the UK claiming to have used digital tools to apply for a new role². The research also revealed that millennials aren’t as tech-forward as expected when it comes to applying for jobs; just 2% of millennials have tried out video interviewing. Video interviewing is a new – and different – experience for jobseekers, so naturally there is some hesitation. This perhaps explains why the majority (64%) of jobseekers stick to what they know when applying for jobs: CVs and covering letters.