Coronavirus Threat Places Spotlight on Workforce Technologies and Remote Collaboration

Coronavirus Threat Places Spotlight on Workforce Technologies and Remote Collaboration

Employers look to video interviewing solutions to keep hiring goals on track as outbreak concerns grow

March 3, 2020

Last week, as the Dow posted its worst five-day stretch since the 2008 financial crisis amid fears of a global pandemic, a few tech stocks bucked the deep slide and saw gains.

What did they have in common?

The stocks in question, including Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), and Slack Technologies (NYSE: WORK), offer communications or collaboration software that foster workforce productivity online.

So while some companies are beginning to cancel all non-essential travel, rethink large events, and revisit their work-from-home policies, employers are also looking at their collaboration toolbox to keep their workforce productive.

One core piece of this toolbox includes online-based job interviewing to ensure talent acquisition efforts are not derailed as companies brace for a possible long-term fallout due to the outbreak.

On Friday, in response to coronavirus fears, e-commerce giant Amazon announced that it had already changed its hiring process, moving from on-site interviews to video calls for some positions.

For organizations that have yet to explore web-based or on-demand interviewing solutions, the current situation offers an opportunity to explore both the immediate and longterm benefits — the short term, of course, addressing concerns around travel and in-person meetings; the long term illustrating operational efficiencies and improvements to the overall hiring process.

Keys to Picking the Right Interviewing Solution

While video conferencing software like the aforementioned Zoom offer convenient and reliable live video calls, it’s important to note that general video conferencing tools lack a few key features that can streamline the hiring process and simplify tasks for recruiters. These include:

  • The ability to conduct both live and on-demand video interviews.
  • In addition to video interviews, offer on-demand audio and SMS/text interview options to candidates.
  • The ability to score and rank candidates based on their interview performance.
  • The ability to easily share recorded interviews with hiring managers.
  • The ability to integrate the interviewing solution within the organization’s applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • The ability to automate cumbersome aspects of the hiring process, particularly the pre-screen stage.

As your organization begins to assess its collaboration and workforce tech stack, we recommend that you see a short demo of Harqen’s interviewing and assessment platform to better understand how a solution like this can power your hiring process through this crisis, and improve your hiring process over the long term.

Last week, as the Dow posted its worst five-day stretch since the 2008 financial crisis amid fears of a global pandemic, a few tech stocks bucked the deep slide and saw gains.

What did they have in common?

The stocks in question, including Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), and Slack Technologies (NYSE: WORK), offer communications or collaboration software that foster workforce productivity online.

So while some companies are beginning to cancel all non-essential travel, rethink large events, and revisit their work-from-home policies, employers are also looking at their collaboration toolbox to keep their workforce productive.

One core piece of this toolbox includes online-based job interviewing to ensure talent acquisition efforts are not derailed as companies brace for a possible long-term fallout due to the outbreak.

On Friday, in response to coronavirus fears, e-commerce giant Amazon announced that it had already changed its hiring process, moving from on-site interviews to video calls for some positions.

For organizations that have yet to explore web-based or on-demand interviewing solutions, the current situation offers an opportunity to explore both the immediate and longterm benefits — the short term, of course, addressing concerns around travel and in-person meetings; the long term illustrating operational efficiencies and improvements to the overall hiring process.

Keys to Picking the Right Interviewing Solution

While video conferencing software like the aforementioned Zoom offer convenient and reliable live video calls, it’s important to note that general video conferencing tools lack a few key features that can streamline the hiring process and simplify tasks for recruiters. These include:

  • The ability to conduct both live and on-demand video interviews.
  • In addition to video interviews, offer on-demand audio and SMS/text interview options to candidates.
  • The ability to score and rank candidates based on their interview performance.
  • The ability to easily share recorded interviews with hiring managers.
  • The ability to integrate the interviewing solution within the organization’s applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • The ability to automate cumbersome aspects of the hiring process, particularly the pre-screen stage.

As your organization begins to assess its collaboration and workforce tech stack, we recommend that you see a short demo of Harqen’s interviewing and assessment platform to better understand how a solution like this can power your hiring process through this crisis, and improve your hiring process over the long term.

Questions about this article?
Email Will Rose at william.rose@harqen.com

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