On-Demand and Livestreaming Interviews Improve Efficiency and Expand Access to Top Talent.


“Virtual interviews are not going away,” said Peg Buchenroth, Senior Vice President of HR at Addison Group in Chicago. “Virtual interviewing will remain an option for talent acquisition, depending on the situation.”

The presence of COVID forced HR professionals to find innovative ways to attract and engage candidates, launching a plethora of virtual hiring and onboarding tools.

What they found is that both candidates and recruiters enjoyed the convenience and efficiency of these virtual touchpoints, especially for interviewing.

As operations begin to return to pre-pandemic frameworks, HR leaders are wise to recognize the ongoing value of virtual interviewing and consider permanently integrating it into the new routine.

For those who’ve tried to maintain a business-as-usual approach,  or have relied on informal versions such as using Zoom or Google Meets, we recommend hitting pause and allowing yourself time and space to familiarize yourself with the options. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the savings realized – both in time and dollars.

Where to begin?

There are different types of virtual interviewing. The two most common are On-Demand Interviews (automated) and Livestreaming Interviews (real time).

On-Demand Interview

Why this works for recruiters:

  • On-demand interviews eliminate scheduling hassles and no-shows. Your candidates can complete an interview – anytime, anywhere, on any smart device.
  • Easy-to-use rating guides simplify evaluation and ensure consistency.
  • Results are available in real time. Decision makers can instantly review, rate, and share responses with colleagues, keeping top candidates moving quickly through the pipeline.

Why this works for candidates:

  • Practice rounds are included as part of the experience, ensuring that candidates are confident and focused when it’s time to record their responses.
  • Candidates enjoy the convenience of completing an interview from home or a location of their choice – no travel required.
  • Job candidates also appreciate the flexibility of selecting a time that works best for them.

Livestreaming Interview

Why this works for recruiters:

  • Multiple colleagues can be invited to participate, regardless of their location.
  • Standard rating guides can be integrated into the system to ensure consistency.
  • The entire interview process is tracked and managed from a user-friendly dashboard.

Why this works for candidates:

  • There is a clear time savings, which can be significant during a job search.
  • While this is a real-time interview, the candidate selects their location for the interview.
  • Job seekers can quickly explore a wide range of opportunities without taking time off or driving across town – or across the country.

A Winning Combination

A growing number of our clients are combining these approaches – using our award-winning EASyView On-Demand Interview as a pre-screen to identify top candidates to invite for an EASyView Livestreaming Interview.

Not only is virtual interviewing a win for employers in terms of time and cost savings, but the flexibility and convenience also deliver a positive candidate experience, helping your company stand apart in a very competitive job market.

In our next blog post, we’ll walk you through a few simple steps to help you get started.



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