After the year that was 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw a huge rise in the number of businesses that used virtual interview systems to be able to hire new staff when mingling wasn’t allowed. Now we are allowed to head to work and mingle with new people, are virtual interviews still a thing? The truth is, yes. Virtual interviews are still being widely used by companies across the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Covid-19 is still around and it is still spreading. So no wonder companies are still choosing to keep themself and their workers safe by hosting virtual interviews.
Some businesses have decided that working virtually is simply better for them. So, if they have decided not to go back to the office they will need to hire people somehow, the way to do this is through an online interview.
Online interviews are the future, we can see these becoming a vital step in the hiring process for many businesses even if they do work in the office. It is a super-easy way to gain a feel for someone before inviting them to your premises. Helping you to both decide if they will be a good fit for the job before committing to an in-person interview. Helping to save both participants time and money travelling to the workplace for an interview.
We do see that online interviews through Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft teams will become the way forward. They will become a vital part of hiring new employees. You can expect to have many more virtual interviews in your lifetime. So, if you apply for a job and see there’s an online interview process, don’t shy away from it thinking it will be a virtual job. Go with the flow of the process and see where it takes you.