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

By: Peter Panacy, Staffing Coordinator

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.”

Remember Blue Ribbon’s article on how companies should start adjusting for the Millennial generation in the workplace? This is a clear-cut example why.