While hiring managers place accountability on recruiters to hire the best candidate, recruiters can also show frustration when trying to navigate the recruitment process for a role they know little or nothing about. In recruitment today, the responsibility to hire correctly no longer lays in the hands of recruiters alone, but there is a shifting focus toward collaborative hiring, whereby hiring managers work alongside the recruiter to carry out the most effective recruitment process. With 2020 in full swing, this is one recruitment trend which does not look set to slow down!
Collaborative Hiring (and how Video Interviewing can help)
Collaborative hiring is exactly as the name suggests — the recruitment team and other departments work together to source and hire the right candidate. Adopting a multi-stage process allows candidates to meet several employees and can ultimately result in improved quality of new hires.
So, how can Video Interviewing assist in collaborative hiring efforts?
Video Interviewing is one recruitment tool renowned for bringing hiring teams and recruiters closer together. Video Interviewing facilitates hiring manager involvement at a very early stage. Hiring managers can get involved in question creation, meaning that they are better equipped to assess role-specific skills before potentially wasting time on unsuitable candidates at the face-to-face stage.
With Video Interviews being shareable between the recruitment and hiring teams, managers can ‘see’ candidates and liaise with recruitment teams to create a high calibre shortlist to bring forward to the next stage of the recruitment process.
But, don’t take our word for it!
Just how effective is Video Interviewing when it comes to collaborative hiring? Recruitment teams from across the globe have been surveyed and interviewed about their use of Video Interviewing, and these are just some of the key highlights which were uncovered:
- 87% of recruiters surveyed cited ‘better candidate assessment’ as a change to their recruitment since implementing Video Interviewing, while two-thirds noted ’more staff involvement’.
- 98% of recruiters surveyed stated that Video Interviewing had a positive impact on their own role, with 94% of their colleagues (assessors and hiring managers) stating the same.
“It has really helped us streamline and bring more qualitative substance to the recruitment process.” – CERN
“Our hiring managers love it as they’re not wasting time. They wouldn’t have been able to handle that many phone interviews but were getting the shortlist from non-technical people so now they have more control. Also we have to remember that they have a day job and recruitment is just a small part of their role so it fits with their schedule.” – Rolls-Royce
With the tide of recruitment ever-changing, it’s high time to assess where recruitment teams can increase efficiencies and make for better recruitment all round. The trend towards collaborative hiring is certainly one to watch!