When organizations expand into new regions and hire a team at their new locations globally or in the U.S., they are faced with many challenges that a current office may not face. Without having a presence in their new location, identifying talent can be a problem, and screening their candidates is a nightmare.
Fortunately for them, sourcing candidates through job boards, LinkedIn and other social media platforms help make life easier when identifying top talent for their new location. However, once resumes are sourced and selected, the process becomes much more of a challenge.
When a company is expanding into a new region or looking to build a presence abroad, they are obviously without a team in those locations to conduct the interviews. What options does a company in this situation have?
- They could send employees out to the new location for a period of time to conduct the interviews and build up a new team. This option becomes very expensive when you consider how long it will take to staff a team and how costly time in a hotel will be.
- The company may also choose to fly candidates into their HQ or another location for interviews. This is another expensive option and might be best for the management team of that office, but not an entire team.
Video Interviews Allow You to Interview Candidates Anywhere
Video interviews are a perfect solution for companies facing these challenges. A video-interviewing tool like Async Interview allows the hiring company an opportunity to interview their candidates virtually. Not only is it expensive to pay for employees or candidates to travel, it is taxing on the responsible individuals.
Time needed for employees or candidates to travel may also force the hiring process to go on longer than the company would like. Utilizing Async’s live video interview tool will also allow the hiring company a chance to include up to three employees in the interview, which is helpful when members of the interview team are scattered all over the world.