This is a guest post by Adeel Ayub on “Video conferencing as an HR tool”.
Human resources are the most precious assets of any business. Human resources are ones that can take any business high in the field. To compete in today’s challenging and dynamic environment, you need to have right people for right jobs. That’s why, HR is considered as core function of any business.
HR is far more than just administrative tasks. It has more strategic role aligned with corporate goals and objectives. It covers all the areas i.e. from hiring employees and designing policies to the employee training and building the corporate culture. Previously it was very difficult for HR managers to hire the best talent because of logistic barriers and the cost involved in outbound hiring. Similarly, conducting employee trainings was also a very costly and cumbersome task. And it was almost impossible to ensure consistent policies throughout the organization because of geographical dispersion of subsidiaries and partners.
The good news is all these problems have been solved by the latest visual communication technology i.e. video conferencing, which enables real-time interaction between the remote users as if they are located in the same location. For this, you just need to have a video conferencing system and a high bandwidth internet connection. There are many manufacturers who are providing ground-breaking video conferencing systems that can be creatively utilized for getting maximum benefits. In fact there are some manufacturers, who are providing specialized video conferencing solutions for streamlining HR activities.
Video conferencing actually shortens and accelerates the hiring process. It allows managers conduct face-to-face interviews. Moreover, it provides a more efficient way for screening process. There are many cloud-based video conferencing systems out there which can be utilized by HR managers to streamline HR activities. These video conferencing systems allow settings urgent meetings, interviews, screenings, meetings, presentations and virtual conferences any time without any hassle. The video interviews are especially helpful as managers can judge the communication skills and personality of the remote candidate.
Some of the HR related benefits of video conferencing are:
· Accelerate the hiring process.
· Reduce travelling and recruiting costs.
· Ensure consistent policies throughout the organization.
· Enhances employee communications.
· Promoting teamwork.
· Conduct online video trainings for employees.
· Enhance the corporate culture.
Have you thought about using this tool? Do let us know if you’ve had an previous experience of using video conferencing for any kind of hiring process.