Organizations may choose to use ‘free’ video calling system over EasyTalent because it may seem more cost-efficient. This turns out to be a myth when the Total Cost of Ownership is considered.
While there may be no upfront monetary outflow with using free video calling software, most organizations will end up wasting more money and time on the recruitment process as a whole due to: Lower productivity, lack of collaboration, lack of structured interviews, no branding and lower candidate experience and perception of organization.
A branded experience increases the candidates’ perception of the organization and enhances their overall experience. Building appropriate employer brand is vital to attracting passive job seekers
EasyTalent allows custom branding to make your organization stand out from the crowd. You can upload company logo, videos, and presentations about your organization so your candidates get an exclusive experience
Free video calling software do not provide ways for you to custom brand your organization
The biggest pain point for recruiters in interviews is scheduling. Synchronizing calendars of interviewers and candidates can take days and weeks and chains of emails.
One-way video interviews eliminate the need for scheduling as candidates can answer the questions at their convenience.
EasyTalent allows you to use one-way video interviews which frees you from the burden of scheduling because candidates can answer at their own time. This increases candidate experience, and makes it much easier to attract passive candidates.
EasyTalent also provides an automated two-way video interview scheduling software which synchronizes interviewing team’s calendars and provides a self-scheduling platform to candidates to plan interviews as per their own convenience.
Free video calling software do not support one-way video interviews, nor do they provide scheduling features for live video calling.
Therefore, using these free video calling software shifts the burden and the major pain of scheduling on to the recruiters
There is a difference between “keeping in touch with family and friends” and the more serious task of “interviewing job candidates”
EasyTalent was built ground-up for interviewing job candidates, and providing higher levels of productivity, lower hire time and cost, and better quality of hire.
Therefore, EasyTalent has may features in-built into it that are lacking in free video software, for example in-built scoring, collaboration, scheduling, branding etc.
Free video calling software was designed to“help people connect in real time through video technology”, and not for interviewing remote candidates using video.
Therefore, they lack many essential features that are in EasyTalent
For a fair evaluation of all candidates, a common scoring scale is a must. Free video calling software, which were not designed for interviews do not have built-in scoring mechanisms. Interviewers will have to write down on paper the candidate scores and then input it into the recruitment system to compare different candidates. This is unproductive and tedious.
EasyTalent has an in-built scoring mechanism for rating candidates during the interview. To help bring objectivity into the evaluation the interviewer can see real-time metrics of the performance of the candidate being interviewed when compared to the rest. This adds structure to your recruitment process, and creates a much more effective evaluation process
Free video calling software do have any inbuilt scoring mechanism
Collaboration between recruiters, hiring managers and interviewing teams helps improve the recruitment process leading to better candidate selections
EasyTalent has built-in collaboration options using the Guest feature designed to help you get opinions from other recruiters and hiring managers about your candidates.
All you need to do is send them a link to the candidate profile and they’ll be able to not only watch the recorded video interviews but also see all other information related to the candidate.
They can then add their scoring and comments directly in EasyTalent, which means there’s no need to have extra meetings to discuss the candidates
Free video calling software doesn’t provide the option to share links of candidates or recorded videos with anyone else for a second opinion.
The only way for you to do this is to mail the recorded file to the person for their opinion. Doing this may lead to many copies of the candidates’ videos being created, with risk of some leaking to unauthorized people thereby causing breach of candidate privacy