Vaco San Francisco Expands Video Interviewing to Speed Time-to-Hire in Silicon Valley Talent Wars
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Jhanda, managing partner of Vaco San Francisco, a leading Silicon Valley executive recruiting and consulting firm specializing in technology consulting and executive job placement, today announced the company has further expanded its video-based interviewing capability to respond to the demand for increasingly shortened time-to-hire.
According to Jhanda, "The war on technology talent in Silicon Valley requires that companies speed up the hiring process to beat out the competition. Video interviewing is a key tool in that process."
Vaco is a pioneer in video interviewing for employers. The company's facilities include a Vaco studio with backdrops, high-definition webcams and VOIP phones. Vaco also uses iMeet® video interviewing technology.
Jhanda stated, "The move to video-based interviews has become a necessity to compete in a very demanding recruiting environment. Companies must move very quickly to fill roles and the interview cycle needs to accelerate. Technology for video interviewing has also improved and is much more cost effective."
Jhanda further explained that questions sometimes raised with regard to video interviewing – primarily issues of potential discrimination – have been overcome by most firms.
"We view video interviewing as simply a way of speeding the time to interview and reducing the number of interviews required to hire, and eliminating most travel costs. This isn't a video resume. The decision to meet the candidate has already been made by the time the video interview takes place."
For Vaco, video interviewing allows meeting more candidates from all parts of the country who may be looking to move to Silicon Valley. Jhanda mentions a candidate from Buffalo, New York who was placed in a new position without the need for extensive travel thanks to video interviewing.
Jhanda concludes, "Our industry is leading the way in the demand for rapid time-to-hire, but the race for top talent is heating up in many arenas. Video interviewing has become a key tool in 2012."
About Vaco San Francisco
Vaco San Francisco is a leading consulting and executive search firm specializing in technology professionals for both contract and direct hire placements. Vaco is known for attracting the very top technology talent for their clients in the Bay Area. Further information on Vaco San Francisco can be found at www.vaco.com/san-francisco.
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