Using Asynchronous Video Interviews: Best Practices
As many job seekers know, the use of Asynchronous Video Interviews (AVIs) is increasingly widespread. In AVIs, job seekers record and submit videos of themselves answering pre-arranged interview questions with no live interviewer present.
AVIs became increasingly common during the pandemic, but this technology appears to be here to stay. Yet, there is very little research from the job seeker’s perspective that helps employers guide employers in effectively using this technology. This is especially important considering AVIs can often be a difficult and uncomfortable experience for job seekers, which can limit the effectiveness of this tool.
In this report, Werklabs presents findings from a series of qualitative interviews as well as a quantitative survey, in which we asked job seekers to describe their experiences with AVIs. We summarize the findings from this research, providing specific recommendations for employers to improve candidates’ experiences, thereby also improving their ability to fill open roles with the best possible talent.