- 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."
International Videoconferencing List: http://www.sju.edu/imc/vc_list.html
The Virtual Recruiting Network: http://iamag.com/infoage/virtual.htm