As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen many businesses go virtual and adapt a work from home setup. This is to keep their customers and team safe and prevent the spread of the virus.
However, if your business needs to continue hiring new staff during this time, the process can be complicated, especially if your HR team has shifted to remote work.
Now, the question is how can you conduct a safe and effective interview for potential employees? This is where Willo comes in.
What is Willo?
Willo is a video interviewing software which is great for pre-screening and profiling candidates. Rather than scheduling phone interviews or Zoom meetings, you simply choose the questions you want to ask, send an interview invitation, and review candidates’ responses.
By using Willo, you can limit the need for candidates to be on-site for an in-person interview. Plus, you can screen candidates 24/7 and speed up your hiring process.
What’s more, candidates loved using Willo to apply for jobs. Here’s a review from one candidate, “I really enjoyed that I could do the interview at my own pace, in my home. It was really easy to use and I felt like I had the chance to show why I am great for the job.” With video interviews, candidates can answer questions at their own pace so they can consider each point carefully and effectively showcase their personality.
At Business Blueprint, we even have a member who successfully hired two new employees using Willo. Instead of reviewing hundreds of CVs and cover letters, they were able to save two to four weeks of processing time and identify the top 10 candidates within a day.
How it works
If this is your first time using a video interviewing software, there’s no need to worry. Willo is “easy, fast, and simple” to use. One user even said, “I like how easy the tool is to use especially for candidates who are not familiar with the application.”
To get started, you need to sign up for a free account at willotalent.com. Once that’s done, you can start creating your first Willo in just 3 minutes.
If you are struggling to find questions, Willo has a question generator that could suggest specific competency-based questions for you. These questions only serve as your guide so feel free to edit or make changes you deem necessary.
Once your questions are all set, you can start inviting candidates to record video responses via link, email or SMS.
For a more detailed explanation on how to set up your interview questions, watch Willo’s video tutorial here.
Aside from recruitment, Willo can also be used for:
- Checking in with your team
- Collecting customer feedback
- Learning and development
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For more than 15 years, our founder and CEO Dale Beaumont has been helping businesses embrace the benefits of implementing technology. And with COVID-19 wreaking havoc, technology has never been more important.
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