14 hours a week saved through the adoption of virtual interviews, reveals study

Update: 2023-08-09 18:49 IST

A study conducted by InCruiter, a leading interview solution provider sheds light on the profound impact of virtual interviews on the modern hiring landscape. The study encompassed insights from 150+ organizations across various industries like IT, e-commerce, healthcare, startup, etc. providing valuable data on the shift to virtual interviews in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent evolution of hiring practices.


Pre-pandemic, face-to-face interviews dominated the first round of hiring processes, accounting for over 75% of interviews. However, post-pandemic, the paradigm has shifted drastically, with 90% of organizations now conducting virtual interviews in the initial stages. This 93% increase in the use of virtual interviews demonstrates the rapid adoption and acceptance of virtual hiring methods.

"Virtual interviews have revolutionized the way organizations connect with potential candidates. Our study showcases the remarkable shift towards this innovative approach in the hiring process," says Anil Agarwal - CEO & Co-Founder - InCruiter. He adds, " The study highlights the effectiveness and efficiency of virtual interviews in comparison to traditional in-person interviews. By removing logistical constraints and optimizing scheduling, organizations have saved significant time and costs."

On average, HR managers reported saving up to 14 hours a week through the adoption of virtual interviews. This increase in efficiency has also positively impacted the quality of hires for many organizations. Access to a global talent pool and streamlined hiring processes have resulted in improved talent acquisition, leading to a substantial 93% of employers continuing to use virtual interviews. Several factors have motivated companies to embrace virtual interviews as a standard hiring practice. The rise of remote work due to the pandemic has been a compelling driver, allowing organizations to continue hiring while prioritizing the health and safety of candidates and interviewers. Additionally, virtual interviews have proven to be more efficient and convenient, streamlining the hiring process and breaking down geographical barriers, enabling access to a diverse talent pool.

As the study highlights the growing prevalence of virtual interviews, InCruiter recognizes the need for tailored video interview software solutions to cater to the evolving needs of hiring teams. Our cutting-edge platform is designed to optimize the virtual interview experience, facilitating seamless candidate evaluations and empowering organizations to make informed hiring decisions.



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