Hiring Troubles: Getting the Right Talent at The Right Time

Human Resource Challenge

One of the basic yet important, among the HR challenges is finding the right people, at the right place and at the right time. There is no doubt that the availability of labor exceeds the number of vacant positions, but the talent that makes the cutting edge difference has always been scarce.

With the advent of technology and globalization, the level playing field has been ensured regarding technology, finances, and information. However, it is the human resources that set apart one firm from another. Human resource is no longer just another resource like land and capital but is the key differentiating factor among the companies.

Hiring the right people has obviously become the most crucial task of human resources as they provide the competitive advantage which no other resource can deliver.

But hiring is a time bound process, and usually, the right candidates are not available at a given time. The hiring department is left with less choice and they end up taking hasty decisions which don’t make any difference to the company in the right sense.

Many new recruiting tools have come to the rescue of the recruiter. One of them, which is making a revolutionary impact, is the online video interviews. Distances do not matter, and most importantly time becomes flexible.

With video recruiting, the recruiters can interview candidates online. The candidate can take up the interview wherever he is, as long as he has a computer or Smartphone and internet connection! In doing this, the number of candidates being interviewed is no longer an impediment. Also with the reviewing option, the recruiter can check out the interview again to draw conclusions. At the same cost and number of candidates can be interviewed. Considerable time and money are saved.

The utility of online video interviewing has charted many success stories and continues to be justified. According to one case study, a Fortune 500 manufacturer was shifting their factory in South East Asia from one region to another and had to rehire the entire workforce in a span of two months. The bigger challenge was they had to do this while all the panel members were in the old location and candidates to be hired in a new location. The online interview tools (Video Interviewing) helped them to hire all the new employees remotely and within timelines. Online recruiting tools have made the task of the recruiters much easier. The comfort of conducting as many interviews as possible in less time and money coupled with quality results in recruiting is too good to be true. However, the good news is, it is true!

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Written by Melissa Adams

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