Here’s an interesting product that offers video resume capability along with the benefits of traditional job board, social recruiting – supported with the additional feature of scheduling and tracking interviews.
Gethired.com, a – “video-based social recruiting platform and job board”, is looking at reinventing the way that employers and job seekers connect in today’s digital world. The online platform features the visibility of a job board, an applicant tracking system and allows employers to find and pre-screen candidates using video and audio, conduct real-time virtual interviews and manage the entire on boarding process. Their services are being available for free as of now.
Screen shot from www.gethired.com web site, outlining the key features:
The company has already secured $ 1.75 Million, in seed funding and has set up its base in Palo Alto, California – a home to lots of hot tech start-ups. At the inauguration of their new Palo Alto office on 16th Feb 2012, Suki Shah, co-founder and CEO at GetHired.com mentioned – “Our goal as a company is to reinvent the hiring process from the ground, up”.
Keep a watch on their product, and see if it works for you – either for finding right candidates or for securing a job.
Video Interviews – a similar concept had been kicked off in India in 2009, by Shine.com *
The concept of Video Interviews, integrated in a job portal, was also piloted by shine.com (from HT Media), in 2009. The product called Shine InterVIEW, offered a video interview service where in a candidate had to answer pre defined questions through a video interview. The interview could be reviewed by the hiring managers once the candidate was through with the same.
The product was focussed on addressing the travel costs as well as interviewer availability, aspects of conducting an interview. Video interview was also supposed to be a tool to save time on interviews by being able to quickly run through the video interviews of the applicants. Of course a video interview – either live or recorded, if executed well and with quality technology can allow you to get a better feel of the candidates.
The product was interesting with good potential, however it possibly suffered from implementation and usability issues, and was called off. As on date, it does not appear in shine.com’s portfolio of offerings.
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