Most talk about the frustration of long interviews and hiring processes comes from the mouths of the candidate. However, the other side of the fence sometimes experiences pain, frustration, and even money lost because of conducting interviews with a long list of candidates. Hiring Managers and other members of the interview team are often asked to drop everything to pre-screen, interview, and/or evaluate candidates. It’s an important task, but one that takes them away from many other critical areas of their job.
Law firms are one group that may feel extra frustration and pain during their busy interview seasons.
Why Do In-Person Screens and Interviews Hold Up Law Firms?
Like most organizations, law firms are constantly battling their competition for top talent. When recruiting for first and second year law students, lawyers will either spend several days to a week on different campuses, or will coordinate all-day on-site interviews with students.
Why is this any different from other industries? Lawyers have billable hours that are incredibly high, and obviously, the more hours they work, the more they and their organization will earn. It can be very frustrating for lawyers to put in less billable time with clients to plan, coordinate, and attend interview sessions with their law school candidates.
Solution: Pre-recorded Video Interviews
Utilizing a Pre-recorded Video Interview will allow the hiring lawyers the ability to watch their students responses whenever is most convenient for their schedule. They can choose to view student responses during their lunch break, in between meetings, before or after billable hours, or whenever else makes most sense.
Once the law firm decides on the questions they’d like to ask, the recruiter, HR contact, or office admin can coordinate the process, making it smooth for both the participating students and busy lawyers.
Pre-recorded video interviews will not only increase the efficiency of their recruiting and hiring, but will reduce the time top lawyers need to spend interviewing so they can spend more billable time with their clients.