Hiring a new employee can be a scary ordeal. If you hire the wrong individual, for instance, you run the risk of disrupting your productive office environment or, worse, alienating your other workers. Further, it can be expensive to replace an employee if he or she is not the right fit; there are exit fees to consider, as well as the cost of recruiting and training a new hire. There is also the possibility that you will unknowingly bypass a great applicant during the hiring process which further complicates matters.
In order to overcome the challenges surrounding the hiring process, many HR managers are now turning to Web conferencing. Using a solution like Onstream Meetings, a browser-based communication and collaboration suite, you can reduce the risks of hiring while also saving your business valuable time and money. Onstream, for instance, makes it possible to interact with applicants using text, audio and video communication. This process can help weed out lesser applicants before they come in for a formal interview.
This type of solution is especially ideal for hiring overseas candidates, or applicants in other geographic locations from your home office. Before risking flying in an applicant for an interview, for instance, you can engage in a series of interactive Web-based meetings and even offer a variety of real-time multimedia assessments in order to gauge that person’s comprehension level. Onstream can therefore increase the reach of your job search and help you connect with top talent you might not have otherwise considered.
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