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Video interviews here to stay

Even enforced changes are sometimes for the better, and so it has proved for recruiters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Independent job board CV-Library surveyed 100 of its most active clients and found that while 83.1% had been forced to change their recruitment processes, 83.8%, believe the changes are here to stay. Examples include:

*Introducing video interviews where face-to-face meetings aren’t an option (87%);

*Improving communication to ensure candidates are aware of delays (55.1%);

*Investing in new technologies to help manage the process effectively (26.1%);

*Investing in virtual onboarding to bring in new hires quickly and successfully (20.3%);

*Introducing more rounds of interviews to help build rapport with candidates (15.9%).

While 40% of employers say their time to hire has increased during the pandemic, 33% say the quality of applications has improved.

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