Video Interviews up 40% in 2021: New Data from HireVue

The world is more virtual, remote, distributed (did I forget any buzzwords?) than ever before. 

Our research at Lighthouse shows that video interviews, mobile assessments, and chatbots are seeing usage at higher levels than ever. Check out the graphic below from HireVue, where their data show that video interviews jumped 40% in the last year to 26 million video interviews cumulatively held on their platform. (see graphic at the end of this post for more details)

If you’re looking for ways to screen candidates, video is a great way to do it. Our data from a few years back showed that while we think candidates may not like video or assessments, the real truth isn’t as clear cut.

  • The evidence shows that candidates HATE video interviews or assessments if they are general in nature (tell me your three greatest strengths)
  • The evidence shows that candidates APPRECIATE video interviews or assessments if they have a practical, clear line of sight to the work they will do in the job (how do you create a project budget from scratch?

That’s a great lesson even if you’re just doing “normal” interviews in person. Make sure you’re asking questions to get to the outcomes that matter in the job. We learned this back in 2013, people. 

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