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Adjusting to COVID-19. Keeping Your Talent Pipeline Moving with Video Shortlists

Andrew Medhurst

by Andrew Medhurst

Adjusting to COVID-19. Keeping Your Talent Pipeline Moving with Video Shortlists.

You’re likely facing a few months of uncertainty around hiring. Frustratingly, it feels like a long time to press pause on processes you've worked so hard to mature or new headcount you've had signed off for the new financial year. Which is why we've taken measures to make sure you’re in a strong position to hire whilst managing the impact of COVID-19.

On average, a talent pipeline takes 2-4 months to mature. This means we run the risk of turning a 3-month problem into a 12+ month problem if we take drastic measures and press stop. But we can’t simply carry on as normal without adapting either. We must find a way to adapt your process enough to cope with the change, whilst maintaining momentum with candidates to support your hiring plans for the remainder of the year. 

Video Technology 

We've invested in the in the latest Video Software, designed specifically for the interview process. This technology, which is the most streamlined available on the market, allows us to provide recorded live interviews between our recruiters and candidates. We can also now involve your hiring managers in the process too. These interviews can then be shared with any decision makers in your business, without the need for diary coordination.

Ease of Access

We’ve chosen a specialist provider that allows interviews to take place on laptop, tablet and mobile devices in low bandwidth situations, giving us access to even the most remote candidates. The tech requires no downloads, registrations, logins or passwords, ensuring candidates with any level of technical ability can take part. We simply send a link, which they click once, and they’re ready to go. 

Live Two Way or Panel Interviews 

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We can provide two way or panel video interviews for multiple users to have a live, interactive video interview with candidates without the hassle of downloading any apps or plug-ins, nor sign up and log-in. We make it easy for your hiring managers and candidates with browser based one-click technology.

One Way Video Interviews

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We also have the ability to record one-way interviews of candidates. This means that you can give us written questions that display one at a time to the interviewee, allowing them to record the answers to the questions on their own and submit the video back to you for you to watch in your own time.

Interactive Video Shortlists


From there, we can present the videos back to you in an interactive shortlist page which gives you full visibility of everyone in the process. These pages have commenting functions for each candidate shortlisted, as well as a document viewer that can hold up to five supporting attachments, such as a CV and cover letter. All of which means you retain complete control throughout, even during this time of unforeseen disruption.

Protect Your Talent Pipeline

By slowing the process down, but keeping the pipeline of talent moving, we can support you to maintain your position in the market - ready to pick up where you left off in the coming weeks when it’s back to business as usual.

More Information

To find our more how our one-click video interviewing platform can save, nurture and progress your IT talent pipeline during the coming weeks, contact Andrew Medhurst at Inspire People on +44 (0)20 7871 8558 or email andrew@inspirepeople.net 

About Inspire People

Inspire People is a boutique IT recruiter specialising in Cloud, Digital and Platforms. 

We work in partnership with a diverse range of employers who utilise technology to make a positive impact on society; from managed service providers to private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations, finding the fit between the employer and the employee.

If you would like to discuss your next career move or are looking to attract the right talent, speak with one of the Inspire People team on +44(0)20 7871 8550 or email  hello@inspirepeople.net


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