Using Video To Help Sift Through Applicants

By Larry Hannapell

Is the first interview you have with a prospective employee a waste of time?

It may well be, and now a small but growing number of HR managers are turning to video to sift through applicants and help save some of that time.

OfficeTeam surveyed HR managers and found that 63 percent of the respondents said their company often conducts employment interviews using video.

That’s up from a meager 14 percent just one year ago.

What’s more, 13 percent of HR managers said they will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next three years.

So, has your company moved to conducting job interviews virtually?

If not, can you see this happening in the near term, particularly as everyone look to further cut spending and more employees shift to working outside of their traditional office?

About the Author

Larry Hannappel

Larry spent 16 years with Century Casino’s and was instrumental in the start-up and growth of the company through expansions in Canada, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Poland and on several cruise ships as well as in Colorado. He was most recently the SVP, Principal Finance Officer and COO of North American operations for Century Casinos Inc., a multinational, Nasdaq-traded gaming company. Earlier in his career, Larry worked at the Johns Manville Corp. Larry spent 13 years in various accounting and finance functions in the company’s fiberglass manufacturing division and was key in the start-up of a molding plant in Indiana. Larry and his wife Kathy and three children live in Colorado. He enjoys four-wheeling, motorcycling, golfing, skiing and brewing beer.

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