Telepresence: Effective Human Resources Tool

Remote video interviews are being used more and more in recruitment, reducing costs by up to 19%.

Friday, August 6, 2010


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Another of the benefits is a reduction in total recruitment processing time, which can be by as much as 25%, according to a report from Wainhouse Research referenced in an article on Americaeconomia.com.

"While telepresence is a way of communicating remotely, the applications of this technology are much broader and more interesting than a simple telephone conversation since it also enables companies to evaluate interviewees' body language for indications of whether they are nervous, relaxed, comfortable, confident and even whether they are lying."

Though telepresence is unlikely to completely replace face-to-face interviews, it can speed up the selection process, reduce costs and importantly also allows companies to geographically expand the employment market available to them.



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