Recruiting During Times of Change and Uncertainty

During times of economic uncertainty, it is common that business owners start to worry and head straight for their accounts, cutting costs where they feel necessary just to be on the safe side. A typical starting point for these cutbacks is recruiting new hires.

In fact, during the recent global recession, hiring new recruits was pushed to the low priority list for many companies in the UK. We understand why this occurs, but surely these companies should realise the importance of having a strong workforce behind them? Business owners should not shy away from recruitment and can follow a few procedures to effectively recruit during these times.

Eliminate Any Poor Hiring Practices

If hiring managers start feeling the pressure of believing that hiring new recruits during these times is a risk they are without a doubt going to make poor hiring decisions. As a result of feeling overwhelmed, recruiters may start to rush their search and not delve deep enough into the candidate.

Research from 2009 indicated that 30% of companies only interviewed candidates applying for senior positions one to five times as they were rushing to fill the gap as soon as possible.

In order to avoid this, it is essential that you think of effective, yet time saving, ways to hire new recruits. Video-led recruitment is the perfect solution as it is quick, easy and allows recruiters to visibly see the candidate answer questions they have asked through video CVs and video assessments.

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Implement Innovative Recruitment Procedures

Video CVs and video assessments are a highly effective, innovative way to find top talent, especially in times of economic uncertainty as they are more cost-effective than traditional recruitment methods and save businesses a large amount of time and resources.

Video Assessments are six times faster than your average telephone interview.

Video Assessments are six times faster than your average telephone interview
Not only this, but video CVs and video assessments allow hiring managers to set a few questions and see the candidates answers on screen. This gives recruiters the perfect opportunity to better understand whether the candidate is passionate about their potential role and if they will fit in with your company.

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.