Even before most of the world was forced to work remotely overnight, video interviewing became more mainstream every day. Now, many employers who were on the fence see that video interviewing is not just a luxury to save time and money but a necessity to ensure business continuity moving forward.
At the same time, video chat technologies have become pervasive in today’s world. They provide us with the ability to better connect with people near and far, both personally and professionally. There is no doubt that technologies such as Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime have changed the way we live and work.
However, many organizations that already use these technologies have, by default, started using the same technologies they use for meetings in their virtual hiring process. While they may serve the purpose of enabling video chats between hiring companies and their candidates, these technologies were built for very different purposes and may not properly address all of the hiring needs required by companies.
On the other hand, video interviewing technology that is purpose-built for the hiring process comes with many security and support benefits and value-add features that are not part of most video chat and video meetings platforms. Platforms like Modern Hire establish secure sessions for interviewing, follow compliance laws around data security and privacy such as GDPR, and don’t sell your data, all while enabling a great candidate experience.
This guide will cover critical questions and differences regarding video interviewing technologies, including:
- What situations are suitable for video interviewing platforms?
- What are the different types of video interviews?
- What are the benefits of video interviewing platforms?
- How do you evaluate a video interviewing solution?
- What are the “dos” and “don’ts” of video interviewing?