There is a lot to consider when designing your first interview. In this document we’ve prepared a short Best Practices Guide to help you make the most of video interviewing.
Designing the best questions for video
We recommend to keep to 3 or 4 questions to test key interests, with videos totalling no longer than 5 minutes. Our highest engagement rate occurs around this amount.
We recommend these types of questions to base your Interview from:
Question about experience (What are your skills, how do you like to work?)
Question about motivation (What is your motivation or what brings you out in the morning?)
Roleplay questions have been shown to have high engagement (If this was the situation, what would you do?)
1 or 2 questions specific to the job itself.
Framing your video
Frame your video process as video introduction to get to know your candidates rather than an Interview to increase engagement
Record a short introduction video to increase engagement and contextualise the process a little more, use this as an opportunity to market your company. Videos with a clear face talking to the candidate directly has been shown to be the most effective.
Make liberal use of reminders and send SMS messages to the candidate's phone. 3 or even 4 reminders have a positive effect on the response rate.
Clearly state the deadline date in your messaging and strategically time your follow ups at a consistent and regular cadence.