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Video Interviewing Research: Finance Roles

Marie O'Sullivan
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This spotlight’s findings derive from an analysis of 187 interview campaigns for finance roles involving almost 14,000 candidates completing video interviews for over 66 Sonru clients between January 2019 and December 2019.

The findings from over 6,500 surveys, made available to all candidates completing automated video interviews for finance roles between August 2018 and March 2020, are also presented.

Completion Rate

The Average Completion Rate of interview campaigns for finance roles is 73%

The Candidate Experience

  • 98% found the software easy to use
  • 95% satisfaction with the candidate experience
  • 94% would complete a video interview again

Video Interview Completion Specifics

  • 20% completed their video interview on a mobile device
  • 91% completed their video interview at home
  • 52% completed their video interview in their native language

Other Key Findings from Candidates interviewing for Finance Roles

  • 46% of respondents had completed an automated video interview in the past
  • 79% had positive feelings toward the hiring company when they received the invitation, with a further 16% neutral
  • 68% thought the video interview allowed them to demonstrate their skills and experience
  • 94% felt sufficiently informed as to what was required
  • 79% said their opinion of the hiring company improved
  • 93% believe it is fairer to have more than one person assess their video interview

Candidate Feedback: Finance Roles

“Excellent system. I enjoyed it as it is very modern, flexible, and efficient.”

“A good way of doing an initial interview. More sophisticated than just a phone interview while providing more flexibility for the interviewee in terms of time and location.”

“Knowing that the selection procedure is so carefully planned makes me realize even more how serious the company is.”

“It has given me higher levels of insight into the company and their dedication to client relations and customer service.”

“I now know what they want from their employees and feel that fits me, which I was unsure about before.”

“My opinion of the hiring company has completely improved after the completion of the interview. “

Respondent Demographics: Finance Roles

  • 77% of respondents were under 35 years of age
  • 53% Male and 47% Female

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