3. Attract tech-savvy candidates
As we’ve mentioned, technology is becoming an increasingly important part of classroom experience. A recent survey found 74 percent of teachers felt technology in the classroom was a student motivator. One of the reasons STEM teachers are so in demand is because technology is encroaching on just about every aspect of daily life, and students now need a certain amount of tech-savvy to thrive.
Utilizing video interviews to hire helps with two important technology goals. First, it is likely to attract the kind of tech-savvy candidates your institution is looking for. If candidates can see your organization is embracing technology as early as the hiring process, you’ve set yourself apart and shown your willingness to utilize cutting-edge tools.
Secondly, the video interview can be a good test of a candidate’s technical ability. While video interviews are relatively easy, if a candidate can’t figure out how to point their webcam in the right direction for an interview, they’re probably not the right person for your tech-heavy classrooms.
The future of education hiring will involve new technology and tech tools in order to snag the best candidates. So why not embrace the future today and get in front of your competition by utilizing video interviews?
What do you think? Would you use video interviewing to hire? Share in the comments!
Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video interview solution used by more than 2,000 companies across the globe. Learn more about using video interviewing for education hiring and connect with Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.