The Benefits of Skype Interviews

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When we think back over the last few decades, it’s quite amazing how many technological developments have come along to enhance our lives. These days we take it for-granted that we have  endless TV on demand, and we can order our shopping at 3am to be delivered to our door. One such fantastic innovation is Skype. For anyone with friends or relatives overseas, it’s amazing. No more expensive phone calls with an irritating delay, now you can call up your loved ones, see their faces as if they were right there next to you.

Skype also has some great benefits when you’re looking to hire staff. Here are just some of the ways in which using Skype can be of help to you during the recruitment stage of your search for employees…

It’s so quick and easy

Holding interviews over the phone is easy, but by using Skype you’re adding an extra dimension with video, without adding any extra time or effort to the proceedings. Interviews in person can be very time-consuming, especially if you have a lot of candidates to see. With Skype you can dramatically reduce this time.

You can easily interview people located overseas

When you’re looking for the perfect employee, you may not want to limit your search simply to people located in your local area. If your position offers accommodation too, you could easily have applicants from all over the globe. By using Skype you can interview your shortlisted candidates when travelling to your location would simply not be feasible for them.

It’s very accessible

The Skype service is free to use, and it’s available on a mobile phone, so basically, everyone can access it. While not everyone has a computer, just about everyone uses a mobile phone these days. The service works seamlessly regardless of location, and of course it means you can ‘meet’ at a time that works for both of you, each at your own preferred location.

It can give you real insight

It can give you real insight

Whether you converse via email, or on the phone, you only get a partial impression of your candidate and not the full picture. When you use Skype you get more clues as to whether or not they would be well suited to the job you have on offer. You can see how they are presented. You can look at the background. Is the room clean and tidy? Their personality will come across more clearly via Skype and it can really help to save time when you’re narrowing down your choices and help you to avoid making the mistake of hiring someone who turns out to be unsuitable for the position. In addition, the interviewee will be in their own home, so they may be more relaxed and natural. You can often get the wrong impression of someone in an interview if they are suffering from nerves.

We can help set up your Skype calls

Here at CAS Recruitment we understand how very beneficial Skype calls can be, so we can arrange calls between employers and job candidates, making the process even easier for you. Get in touch to find out how we can help you find you ideal employees.