Engaging Candidates With Online Video Assessments

As recruitment trends change, many recruiters are trying to find new, intuitive ways to enhance their current strategies in order to find the very best talent. Online assessments such as psychometric and situational judgment tests (SJTs) are being implemented during the application process to help better screen candidates and to help identify which candidates the recruiter is going to interview.

Not only do these online tests improve screening accuracy during the recruitment process, they also largely improve candidate engagement. As well as this, these online assessments can be used in a variety of formats, with our personal favourite and most effective being through video.

The Application Process

The application process has two main aims:

  1. It must be thorough enough to effectively assess a candidate’s fitness for the given role.
  2. It must be engaging and intuitive enough to maintain candidate interest and keep them motivated to carry out the rest of the recruitment process, whilst also making them want to accept the offer once it has been made.

Using video online video assessments will help meet these aims as they provide information for a more productive and reliable screening process. They are also highly popular for recruiters who want to:

The Online Assessments

Situational judgement tests are highly effective when it comes to identifying a candidate’s future on-the-job performance as they not only assess experience and relevant skills, but they also show personality traits and soft skills. This is powerful as it allows hiring managers to determine whether or not the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture and core beliefs.

SJTs are also highly beneficial in helping recruiters determine well-rounded talent and which candidates are the right fit.

Video Assessments

Using video to carry out these online tests not only allows employers to gain a deeper insight into candidates, but it also gives candidates the opportunity to learn more about the hiring company, who are able place a short video before the assessment to let candidates gain an insight into their values and culture.

As well as this, candidates can assess whether they feel the position and company is, in fact, right for them. If it is, then they can carry on and take part in the assessment, but if it is not then they can easily withdraw themselves from the process, saving both their and the recruiter’s time and effort.

How Can Jobzilla Help?

Jobzilla is the first recruitment agency to significantly enhance engagement between our clients and candidates by embracing modern video technology to revolutionise the recruitment process. Our Video Assessments ensure each candidate has the opportunity to express what makes them who they are and provides a valuable tool to help employers make quicker and more effective recruitment decisions.

If you’d like more information on how you can prepare for your upcoming video assessment or would like to know more about the service we offer, why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.