Skip Skype: Why Video Job Interviews Are Bad for Everyone
Technology be damned. BusinessNewsDaily.com reports that although they might save time, video interviews aren’t paying off for job candidates or employers, new research shows.
A study from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Ontario revealed that job applicants interviewed through video conferencing come across as less likable, while those doing the hiring are viewed as less competent.
Using simulated job interviews, researchers found that candidates who were interviewed via video conferencing were rated lower by interviewers and were less likely to be recommended for hiring. On the other side of the webcam, candidates rated their interviewers as less attractive, personable, trustworthy and competent.