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.
In the last few years, there has been a pronounced change in the Costa Rican economy with more jobs going to bilingual people who are technically skilled or have a specialized profile.
The Costa Rican economy's globalized approach, accentuated in promoting exports and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) has diversified and expanded demand for a workforce specializing in technology, industrial engineering, electricity, electromechanics, mechatronics and in administration certifications and English language as prerequisites for added value. Companies have also changed the weight they give to applicants, now giving 60% to knowledge and 40% to skills.
Multinational company Ericsson is hiring staff to expand its Guatemalan operations.
The company is recruiting personnel in Electric Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering and Administration, reported Fausto Enríquez, General Manager at Ericsson Guatemala.
Attracting, hiring and retaining talent is imperative to make a company competitive; the methods to achieve this are changing rapidly.
In most productive sectors there are not enough qualified and experienced professionals. In some industries, such as software development, the lack of personnel is even more critical, making it crucial for companies to adopt staff attraction and retention policies.
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