You may have come across our latest webinar discussing the surprise benefits Sonru clients have enjoyed since implementing Video Interviewing. Nestled among these 7 hidden benefits is the ability to use Video Interviewing to ‘audit-proof’ the recruitment process.
For example, how would your current recruitment process stand up against a challenge regarding accusations of discriminatory hiring practices? It came as a pleasant surprise for Sonru clients to find that there are a couple of ways that Video Interviewing can provide a huge amount of protection for recruiters and candidates alike.
Handling Issues of Fairness
From time to time, organisations find themselves faced with accusations of biased or even discriminatory hiring decisions. Recruiters have found it useful to have the ability to offer all candidates uniform Video Interviews, posing the same questions to each applicant. Questions are not tweaked during the interview at the recruiter’s discretion, or based on the recruiter’s perception of the candidate, giving each candidate a fair opportunity through the use of standardised questions.
The sharing of Video Interviews with members of the hiring team also opens the door to fairer assessment, as deciding whether to progress a candidate to the next stage is not based solely on any one recruiter’s opinion.
All tags, comments and ratings added to Video Interviews by the recruitment and hiring team play a role in building a transparent trail around the Video Interviewing process. Should any issues arise in the future, this trail offers clarity around how the recruitment team has arrived at their hiring decision.
Furthermore, all candidate videos in the Sonru system are encrypted to online banking levels and video data is stored securely in ISO 27001 certified data centres, adding another layer of protection to the process. And let’s not forget, more stringent data laws such as GDPR have placed huge importance on having a transparent trail in place!
Overall, Video Interviewing has given organisations an opportunity to mitigate risks surrounding the recruitment process. This is one of the newer benefits that has come to light for Sonru clients, particularly as data laws continue to tighten!
If you want to know more about how Video Interviewing can audit-proof the recruitment process, or about any other ‘ hidden’ benefits taking Sonru clients by surprise, check out our 15-minute webinar here.