Robo-interviews are on the rise

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Hiring managers who want to evaluate potential employees on their own time, without the need for travel, are turning to the robo-interview.

Bloomberg describes such interviews this way: “In the more humane experience, a hiring manager, who also isn’t all that practiced in the art of digital video, delivers taped questions. Or, if it’s truly Mr. Roboto, a question pops up on the screen. You have a limited amount of time to answer. You talk to your computer, record the responses, and send them back to the company.”

HireVue is one of the companies that offers video interview software. It has 600 large organizations as clients, including Deloitte and JPMorgan Chase. The company says it will conduct 2.5 million interviews this year, and nearly 90 percent of them will be “on demand” interviews in which the interviewer is not there during the interview.

Many companies that use robo-interviews offer them for the first round of screening. Afterward, the interviews take place in person.

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