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Video Interviewing Research: Insurance Candidates

Marie O'Sullivan
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This spotlight derives from over 3,700 candidates’ user data, completing video interviews across 400 interview campaigns from 17 Sonru clients from the insurance industry. The findings from over 520 optional surveys completed by candidates between August 2018 and June 2019, who had completed a video interview from Sonru’s clients in the insurance industry, are also included.

The Candidate Experience

  • 96% found the software easy to use
  • 94% satisfaction with the candidate experience
  • 90% would complete a video interview again

Video Interview Completion Specifics

  • 29% completed their video interview on a mobile device
  • 91% completed their video interview at home
  • 71% completed their video interview in their native language

Other Key Findings from the Insurance Industry

  • 22% of respondents had completed an automated video interview in the past
  • 73% had positive feelings toward the hiring company when they received the invitation to complete the interview, with a further 19% neutral
  • 92% felt sufficiently informed about what was required
  • 78% of respondents agreed that the video interview improved their opinion of the hiring company
  • 76% thought it is fairer to have more than one person assess their interviews, with a further 19% neutral

Candidate Feedback: Insurance Industry

“A very good initial interviewing stage as it gives the employer a better understanding of the interviewee as a person before inviting to the next stage.”

“I think that the hiring company respects my time by giving me a video interview like this.”

“Very convenient to interview in a relaxed environment such as a home.”

“It gave me a greater insight into what they are looking for.”

“It shows me that they are committed to finding the right candidate.”

“The questions were well thought out for a video interview, and the software chosen is excellent.”

Respondent Demographics: Insurance Industry

  • 51% of respondents were under 35 years of age and 23% over 45
  • 50% Male and 50% 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.