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Recruitment processes can be long and inconvenient for both employer and candidate. Whether itís trawling through piles of applications or organising hectic diaries and travel arrangements to schedule interviews, California-based Ovia believe their video interviewing platform offers a solution.

Oviaís four stage recruitment process aims to save businesses time and money by helping them find the right candidate faster. Firstly, the interviewer records their questions and sets a specific time for candidates to answer each question. Videos are customisable, branded to suit individual businesses and can include promotional videos to give candidates more information about company culture. Next a branded email is sent to selected candidates who have the flexibility to record interview answers at a convenient time. However, they may only record answers once, meaning that employers can still see how candidates react to unexpected or difficult questions without preparation. Completed video responses are sent back to the company account and finally an integrated collaboration tool allows decision makers to view and comment on candidates without having to set up specific meetings or send videos back and forth. At no point does the interviewer need to cover expensive travel arrangements to transport candidates to their offices. Recognising the global nature of candidate selection, the site is available in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, with a free trial available for potential customers.

With many new sites and apps focused on helping candidates find the right job, boss and salary Ovia are tapping into the needs of the employer. So what else could be done to make recruitment processes slicker, quicker and more personal?

In the past Screentime Communications have helped companies produce videos to attract staff to work in New Zealand, encourage students to join apprenticeship schemes, and expose staff to opportunities within the organisation that they might not have thought of. If you need an engaging "day in the life" or recruitment video that complements an online interview process we're happy to explore how video might help you.