Why virtual recruitment is here to stay

Recruitment has seen a huge shift in the last 12 months due to Covid-19. Gone are the face-to-face interviews and assessment centres, replaced with a virtual alternative.

Yet, when face-to-face is once again possible, will recruitment processes just return back to normal?

According to 82% of hiring managers, they won’t! These managers have all said they’ll still be using video interviewing once everything is back to normal.

So, why exactly are video interviews and assessment centres here to stay?

Save time

With face-to-face recruitment, candidates, assessors and facilitators all have to travel to a location and spend hours there. This is particularly time consuming for candidates or assessors who aren’t local to the area.

Using virtual platforms means people can take part from the comfort of their own home, and they can just join the activities that are relevant to them!

Save money

Costs around face-to-face recruitment can quickly add up – assessor/candidate travel expenses, venue hire costs, day delegate rates, hotels for assessors from further afield and more…

When you add up all the face-to-face costs, using a virtual recruitment platform is even more budget-friendly than you may think!

Save the planet

With recruitment comes a lot of paper! The right virtual recruitment platform will reduce this significantly – which also reduces the risk of data protection breaches at the same time!

Different virtual recruitment platforms will offer different features. Talenscio is packed full of paper-saving solutions. To name a few – storing candidate CVs virtually, welcome pages with instructions and information, recording scores and feedback in an online scoring system, and generating virtual feedback reports.

Great candidate and assessor experiences

Online recruitment is so convenient! There’s no getting stuck in rush hour traffic, the worry of forgetting people’s names, the panic when you misplace important papers or time wasted waiting around.

Instead, candidates and assessors can find everything they need, all in one place. Not only does this make it easy to navigate to the right places at the right time, but you can also make use of features that you don’t have access to when face-to-face!

Talenscio offers welcome pages where you can embed videos and text, meet the candidate pages where all relevant documents, names and photos are accessible, meet the assessor pages that have names, photos and short bios/fun facts, and every person will have access to their own unique agenda so they know exactly what their day looks like.

Same great results

Virtual recruitment can be just as effective as face-to-face. Using best-practice processes adapted to the virtual world, training your assessors and using a capable platform will allow you to find the best talent.

With the right virtual platform, you can still uphold your robust recruitment processes. Talenscio is built by recruiters for recruiters to make sure best-practice processes can still be embedded to get great results.

If you want more insights into what you’ll need to tweak to make your virtual assessment centres as good as your face-to-face assessment centres, we’ve written an article with our 3 top tips!

Looking to move your interviews or assessment centres online? Take a look at Talenscio…

Talenscio is an online tool with a clear purpose: we want to make assessing your current and future talent as easy and effective as possible.

As our world becomes more and more digital, we want to make sure businesses can benefit from the ease that technology provides without compromising on the experience or outcomes of face-to-face centres.

As a system designed by recruiters for recruiters, Talenscio makes recruitment easy in the face of Covid-19, reduces businesses’ environmental impact and brings people together regardless of physical distance and time differences.

Want to find out more? Visit our website or book a demo!

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