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Video Interviewing Research: Candidates in France

11/26/2018
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This spotlight’s data derives from the findings from over 1150 respondents from France who completed an optional survey between September 2016 to September 2017.

The Candidate Experience

  • 90% felt sufficiently informed about what was required
  • 82% satisfaction with the candidate experience
  • 86% felt confident in how the technology worked

Video Interview Completion Specifics

  • 24% completed the video interview on a mobile device
  • 90% finished the video interview at home
  • 62% conducted their video interview in their native language

Other Key Findings from France

  • 35% of respondents were aware of automated video interviews beforehand, and 12% had completed a video interview in the past
  • 75% had positive feelings toward the hiring company when they received the invitation, with a further 21% neutral
  • ‘Choosing the time’ and ‘gaining the experience’ emerged as the key benefits of video interviewing

Candidate Feedback: France

“Totalement dans l’air du temps, le monde évolue avec le numérique. Je trouve ça cool que certaines choses comme les entretiens dans ce cas précis s’adaptent à cette évolution.”

“Originale, simple, utile et confortable d’utilisation, car l’entretien peut se faire à n’importe quel moment de la journée.”

“C’est un moyen intéressant de procéder à un premier entretien en vu de sélectionner pour la suite du processus, dans un cadre moins stressant pour le candidat qu’un entretien en vis à vis. Très bonne méthode pour recruter des candidats car cela permet d’obtenir d’eux une certaine spontanéité.”

Respondent Demographics: France

  • 72% of respondents were under 35 years of age
  • 49% Male and 51% Female
  • Wide variety of roles, including Sales/Marketing/Retail, Engineering/Science, Admin/HR, and Finance.

This research spotlight was first published in the Sonru Video Interviewing library, which published contributions and research gathered from Sonru clients and candidates between 2010 and 2020.