Students here at Liverpool Uni are able to practise on software now used by lots of big firms. The tech behind these video answers can do more than you might imagine.
Iwan Williams, Liverpool University
They'll look at facial movement. They'll listen to the tone of your voice, and they believe that they can really accurately predict now certain character traits, just through using the AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology on your video interview. That wealth of information is going to be really, really helpful for employers.
At the moment, it tends to be bigger companies who are using video interviews and artificial intelligence.
Bev Nicholas, Michael Page recruitment
For certain types of roles, we work with a number of clients, say within the retail sector where, you know, they're doing high volumes of recruitment and they're looking for ways of saving time and also being able to really clear, sort of, vast numbers of applicants through to people that they're really serious about.
Those representing the recruitment industry say these issues need to be considered before making a selection.
Jill Miller, Inclusion Adviser, CIPD
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We've got some older workers, perhaps, who might not be as savvy with the technology that we're using. So, I think we need to be quite mindful to be as inclusive and as fair as possible to encourage a wider talent pool to apply.
Whether it's a useful tool, a time saver or another hurdle in a difficult jobs market, as technology improves recorded video interviews will become more common.