Why Companies Should Use Online Interviewing Tools like Skype or Google Hangout


In case you hadn’t noticed, technology is becoming an ever-increasing part of the modern work world. And it’s working its way into the hiring process on an increasing basis as well.

According to a report by the market research firm Aberdeen Group (h/t the Wall Street Journal), companies looking for entry-, mid- and executive-level candidates jumped from using online-video interviewing tools 10 percent of the time in 2010 to 42 percent a year later.

In the same article, Wal-Mart’s former director of college and diversity recruiting, Cody Horton, noted “people who’ve grown up using webcams and Skype are very comfortable with this.”

If using Skype or Google Hang-outs  seems like a resource your company could benefit from, here are some tips in integrating Skype technology into your interview process. 4 Tips for Conducting a Job Interview Using Skype