Use videoconferencing for job interviews

By David Essex, |  Career

  • Be sure to make time up front to chat informally with candidates, get acquainted, and help them feel comfortable, just as you would for in-person interviews.
  • Check the legal implications. Boyd said the electronic record of an interview can theoretically be used to show that you discriminated against a candidate based on their appearance, a violation of equal opportunity laws.
  • Look at the camera, not at the screen: it creates the impression that you are looking directly at the person at the other end.
  • Strive for quality video output. Despite the protestations of PC video advocates, a more realistic, attractive, well-presented video image is a better simulation of an in-person interview. "If it's not quality output, you'll be distracted," Dodge said. "You need to be able to listen to the candidate."




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