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How to Conduct a Video Job Interview

Author: David B. Weisenfeld, XpertHR Legal Editor

Video may have killed the radio star as the hit early '80s song says, but it need not be feared when it comes to job interviews. In fact, more and more employers are turning to video job interviews as a means of evaluating prospective employees. A recent survey of HR managers showed that more than 60 percent now conduct video interviews, up from a mere 14 percent in 2011.

From a bottom-line standpoint, video interviewing can reduce time and costs. It also makes it easier for more individuals to participate in the decision-making process. But with hiring a key component of an organization's success, it is critical for employers choosing to embrace this technology to use it effectively.