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Hiring the Best Employees is Good for Bottom Line
Video interviews and hiring with video is a trend that’s growing in popularity as companies look to cut travel and recruitment costs while still maintaining candidate quality and keeping employee turnover low. This is especially challenging in specific segments of business including retail, hospitality, restaurant, and call center industries. Turnover is typically high and expensive making hiring qualified and long tenure employees a focus for these business segments.
Employment Videos Lend Qualified Candidates
MyNextGig is a startup job board that integrates the power of video into the hiring and candidate selection process. Job posting is simple and costs just $25 per posting and offers the same visibility and access as other much more expensive job boards. A company profile (screenshot shown on the right) provides job seekers an opportunity to view openings by location and keyword. The company can showcase their company benefits and fun atmosphere and even add their employer videos on both the company profile page and individual job postings. Companies can take advantage of the power of SEO and embedded video with MyNextGig (who I will also refer to as MNG) as they allow for tagging and other optimization features to make company job postings really pop. Plus, they make it easy.
The video theme continues as the platform also allows for companies to schedule and facilitate video interviews with the job board with qualified candidates easily. But before a recruiter schedules an interview, they can view the job seeker’s job application profile and personalized video introduction. This video introduction is extremely important in determining a candidate’s culture and customer engagement fit because of the customer-facing positions so many companies hire for. It’s a great way to see candidates in action and reminds me of when I would pretend to shop for appliances at various home improvement chains looking for the right candidate to fill one of my specialty positions.
Job Matching Even Before Job Seekers Apply
One of my favorite features of MNG is the candidate pre-application and qualifying questions (screenshot seen to the left). Even before job seekers submit their applications, companies can ask job seekers to articulate up to 10 essay questions to demonstrate their writing and communication skills.
For the job seeker, they can sign up to receive alerts by email specific to location and position for the companies and brands they wish to work for.
MNG quietly launched in March of this year and has worked with notable companies like Red Robin, O’neill, and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. They have plans to add social sign on features and the ability to import your scheduled interviews into your Outlook calendar in the coming months.
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