Charlotte Firm First To Offer Video Interviews
Online PR News – 16-May-2011 –As Charlotte’s unemployment rate continues to hover around 8%, there are hundreds of candidates that apply for every open position. Accrue Partners, a locally based search, recruiting and staffing firm recognized a perfect storm to introduce cutting edge technology that will save area employers significant time and money. Beginning in May, Accure Partners will be rolling out digital video technology, which allows their clients to view job seeking candidates in a video, before committing to an interview. “We felt that our clients would appreciate the ability to see and hear candidates answer questions specific to their openings, before meeting in person”, said co-founder Patty Comer. “The first interview is always awkward for both parties. By using video technology there are no surprises – the clients knows what they’re getting, and our candidates have a much greater chance of being hired”, said Comer.
Now that the worst recession since The Great Depression appears to have passed, forward thinking companies are introducing new technologies. The internet continues to be a powerful medium for companies to source talent and fewer job seekers are relying solely on paper. Virtually every job seeker has a connection to a social media site such as FaceBook, Twitter or LinkedIn, which serve as a gold mine for recruiters and HR professionals. However, many candidates fail to recognize that what they post on their social media sites could be seen by anyone, including a possible employer. “We spend a fair amount of time advising job seekers to be mindful of what they post on line – you never know who will see it”, said Amy Noland Pack, co-founder of Accrue Partners. “We felt that helping candidates create a professional video profile would increase their chances for hire and help them understand the importance of their online image”, said Noland-Pack.