The big deal with remote interviews

Covid-19 has forced us to look at how we have been doing things and adapt them to our new reality. Many businesses have turned to remote working to help ensure the safety of their employees and follow government guidelines through the pandemic.

Many businesses have put a pause on their recruitment in these unprecedented times and are waiting for things to go back to normal. Well, we are here to tell you that this is the time to embrace a new way of working, namely remote recruitment processes. Here is why we think remote recruitment is the future.

  • Saves time

It could help reduce the time and expenditure spent on travel, increasing your reach to include qualified candidates who are open to relocation.

  • Flexibility

Remote interviews give you a chance to do it on your lunch break or during some time away from the office making you more accessible and reducing your recruitment time. You can be available through skype or zoom without loosing time over extensive scheduling.

  • Team Input

You can get invaluable team member input either by including them in the interview or sending them a copy of the video. You can involve team members who may be shielding during this pandemic or not have the time for a sit-down interview and get their thoughts on a potential recruit swiftly- making sure you are progressing with the right cultural and talent fit.

We know that this new normal is a fantastic opportunity to open your mind to new ways of bringing talent onboard while keeping everyone safe and informed. There is a whole host of technology you can use to get started right away and if you would like some help along the way, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 0114 383 0059  or email us on chengi@page1recruitment.co.uk