Why would video interviews work for Bangladesh?

Over the last ten years Bangladesh has made impressive gains in key human development indicators. With strong workforce supporting the economy.

The recruitment market is healthy and ever productive with many being able to find there preferred candidates easily. But do Bangladeshi recruiters loose on candidates at the stage of the interview.

A recent report by the World Bank states that Bangladeshi’s are losing their working hours and this is costing the economy billions.

The traffic congestion in Dhaka is wasting around 3.2 million working hours daily, due to the current average driving speed of hardly seven kilometers an hour, costing the economy billions of dollars, according to a World Bank report.

If the current traffic bottlenecks in the mega city continue, the pace may gradually decline to four kilometers per hour or even slower than walking speed, the report stated.

How can this affect a candidate?

A candidate will have to dedicate half a day for attending interviews which will be productivity kill for both parties involved. But an interview is important to get to know a candidate better than his/her CV.

And we should not forget, the candidate after attending the interview will have other work to attend afterwards as well. This becomes tricky when the candidate is also working in another company.

So why will video interviews work for Bangladesh?

  • Ease the scheduling burden

When you’re trying to bring 20 candidates in for face-to-face interviews, you can end up going back and forth via email for days, or even weeks, trying to find a time that’s convenient for everyone. The scheduling arrangement becomes like a Tetris puzzle.

Video interviews relieve much of the headache associated with this aspect of the hiring process, as it allows the candidate to answer questions when it’s convenient for them. Then the hiring manager and their team can watch these responses when it’s conducive to their schedule.

  • Make your interviews more consistent

As much as a hiring manager tries to ask the same questions of each candidate, it can be easy to forget to cover a particular point or to go off track. Therefore, each professional gets a different interview experience. When it comes time to determine the best fit for the role, it can be challenging to decide because there wasn’t consistency during the interview process.

One-way video interviewing technology helps to eliminate this issue. It makes it easy to have complete consistency across the board. You set pre-determined questions for each candidate, and therefore only have these responses to compare when it’s decision-making time. You also have one record of the responses, so everyone involved in the hiring process has the same experience.

  • Create a convenient interview experience for passive candidates

An individual might not desperately be seeking a new job, but perhaps they’re open to a new career opportunity — particularly if the benefits, perks, and salary are right. However, if they have to drive across town during the workday for a formal interview, they will likely decide it’s too inconvenient and opts not to pursue the opportunity.

A busy full-time employee may not be able to rearrange their schedule to come in for a screening. However, they will probably have no issue with taking 15 or 20 minutes to record video interviews in the comfort of their own home. Therefore, they’re able to throw their hat in the ring and you may just find your next best hire.

  • Reduce the amount of small talk

When a person comes in for a face-to-face interview, there’s going to be some amount of time dedicated to small talk at the beginning or end of the interview.

Video interviews cut down on the amount of chit chat that happens, thus keeping the initial screening process succinct for both parties.

  • Invest time and effort into the best candidates

When you’re blocking out an hour for each and every potential new hire, your process becomes extremely time-consuming. This is especially true when a large majority of these people just don’t have the qualifications necessary to be a good fit.

Instead of wasting your time talking to people who aren’t even close to what you’re looking for, use video interviewing software to quickly sort through and decide who’s a yes, who’s a no, and who’s a maybe.

  • Save the candidate from transportation headaches

Rather than driving all over town, or even to another town, for a job interview that might not pan out, candidates can record a video interview when and where it’s convenient for them.

Offering a video interview screening demonstrates that you respect the candidate’s time and resources as well, which is more likely to appeal to a greater number of top talent.

Like some of these ideas? Want to see how video interviews can benefit your organization? Get a demo of SIXER VIDEO’s video interviewing platform.

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