Benefits of Virtual Hiring Tools in Recruiting During the Pandemic

HR Tech Outlook | Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hackathons can provide employers with useful information to help them find the best applicants while promoting smooth communication, submission management, and fast scheduling.

FREMONT, CA: Companies' failure to carry out successful recruiting due to the pandemic-led strangulation of mobility is a significant recruitment-related barrier that has undermined their business continuity strategies following COVID-19. In light of this, employers are gradually turning to cutting-edge virtual recruiting solutions to avoid losing qualified applicants. Such technologies harness the power of the online environment to break down geographical barriers, allowing businesses to perform talent recruiting and management from anywhere in the world.

The benefits of virtual hiring tools during recruitment:


Various public gatherings, contests, tournaments, seminars, career fairs, hackathons, and other activities have been postponed or canceled since the outbreak. However, employers can also use online solutions to transfer conventional recruitment-related events into the virtual realm. Online hackathons and social sourcing strategies come with all of the requisite features customized to the recruiter's needs. In an online hackathon, a group of workers may be summoned to attempt business challenges and provide answers from the comfort of their own homes. They also allow candidates to interact in a virtual environment when securely submitting their entries.


Screening bots automate the shortlisting process by significantly reducing the number of hours spent filling out general candidate information and answering basic candidate questions such as interview timings, availability, and other specifics. Recruiters may use technology-enabled online evaluations to choose from various psychometric, domain, and aptitude tests and tailor them to the work requirements and cultural fit. For IT and non-IT applicants, the online tests include coding and technological simulations. Newer virtual platforms also have personalized solutions for conducting coding interviews to assess candidates' coding abilities.


Advanced virtual solutions can help to supplement the conventional selection process by allowing for more rigorous decision-making and reducing first-impression bias. Recruiters may also use tech-enabled joint interviews to assess applicants and produce competency-based reports based on their expertise and competencies. Using tools such as integrated coding simulators, this assessment approach can assist employers in tracking candidates' on-the-job results. It includes integrated applicant reports that have a clear understanding of a candidate's strengths and how they can contribute to its business performance and recruitment ROI.

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Because the entire hiring process is conducted virtually, large amounts of data are produced in each roundabout for each candidate. The virtual platform, powered by analytics, collects data and provides valuable insights, allowing recruiters and stakeholders to make data-driven hiring decisions. Employers are making decisions based on analytics and numbers rather than gut instincts and prejudices, ensuring that the whole process is highly successful.


Digital tools can also be used to provide the final stage of the recruiting process and associated talent management systems. Recruiters and HR leaders can use virtual solutions like online hackathons to drive onboarding, preparation, orientation, and interaction of selected applicants, either individually or as a team.

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