Video Interviewing: Let’s Talk About Candidate Experience

500000 insights candidate experience video interviewing

The sixth version of our hugely popular Candidate Experience White Paper has just been released. In this paper you’ll find lots of compelling statistics – candidate awareness, confidence, satisfaction levels – but our favourite is that 95% of candidates surveyed would complete a video interview again.  Gain insights on what candidates across the globe are experiencing with Sonru video interviewing in our white paper “500,000 Insights on the Candidate Experiences of Video Interviewing”.

Some of the key findings are highlighted below:

Putting the Candidate First

Candidates listed ‘flexibility‘ as a key benefit of video interviewing time and time again. Accommodating candidates is king, and these statistics show just how flexible video interviewing is:

  • 89% of candidates completed their video interview at home
  • 24% completed their video interview on a mobile device

The Evolving Candidate

The gender gap has been closing since 2011 and the number of candidates completing video interviews from older age groups is also significant. Moreover, video interviewing is expanding throughout roles in terms of function and level.

  • Rise in candidates over 55 completing video interviews
  • 15% of candidates are internal hires

Communication is Key

Taking time to communicate effectively with candidates positively affects their satisfaction level with the process. 

Of those candidates who did not feel sufficiently informed about video interviewing, 54% felt satisfied with the experience. Through communicating with candidates about what the video interviewing process entails, this figure rose to 85%, showing a direct correlation between informing candidates, and providing a more satisfying experience for them.

Amazing, I love technology! To be able to do this interview at home was great.” – Candidate

These insights are just a taster of what can be found in ‘500,000 Insights on the Candidate Experience of Video Interviewing’. Read the full white paper, here.

Edward Hendrick
CEO at Sonru
Ed founded Sonru in 2007 and speaks at industry events around the world, spreading the word of Video Interviewing. Largely involved in the Irish Start-Up scene, Ed is passionate about new technology and how it can be used to make life easier for people in the real world.
Chris Horan
CTO at Sonru
Chris oversees all technical aspects and IT resources of Sonru and leads all technological developments. Highly qualified in computer science, Chris has been instrumental in Sonru’s development as a recognised global leader in recruitment software.
Daniel Richard
Managing Director EMEA
Based in London, Daniel has been with Sonru in the role of Managing Director for EMEA since 2011. With comprehensive recruitment technology experience throughout his career, Daniel has been a driving force behind Sonru’s rapid expansion across the region.
Fergal O'Byrne
Non Executive Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
George Pennock
Chairman
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
John Penning
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Benoit Tesch
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Georges Schmit
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Luke Falvey
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.
Patrick Sweeney
Director
Currently, I am a Director of Sonru, the leading Online Video Interviewing company. Previous career highlights include; CEO of the Irish Internet Association, Chairman of IGOpeople.com and Founder and CEO of Interactive Return. In 2015 I was very honoured to be inducted into the IIA Internet Hall of Fame in recognition for services to the internet industry.