What are the thoughts of an interview videotaped.
Theuse of videotaping applications has been growing with time in fact,it is used to evaluate diverse practices and assess individuals basedon their responses to a prescribed set of questions. Videotapinginvolves the recording of a live interview, including visual imagesand associated sounds for subsequent review and assessment.
2.Whats your opinion on videotaping, is it a valid method?.
Particularly,video interviewing has somehow almost replaced the traditionalmethods of setting up interview sessions that only provided forwritten data. Interviewees respond to a set of similar questions forwhich evaluators view the candidate’s response to contrast ofcomparison. Videos provide evidence of any negative or positiveemotion as compared to written data (Clare 2014).
Likewise,videotaping also provides for convenience in that evaluators canreview the videos at their own discretion without having to schedulemeetings or reading through huge files containing written data.Moreover, videotaping saves the evaluators more time and expenses.Interviews via videotapes have been adopted as a cost effectivemeasure.On the other hand, the interviewer is able to select ashortlist of qualified candidates from a longer list of theinterviewees. All the interviewer has to do is to review the videosto determine who best fits the available vacant position. This methodalso allows for the storage of the videos in a more secure means ascompared to the written data which is prone to wear and tear overtime. The data can also be shared between managers in theirrespective computers.
Similarly,videotaping enhances the assessment of the candidates since itprovides for valid visual evidence, unlike in a situation wherecandidates manipulate some information to impress the judging panel.In this case the candidates are judged on what is seen and heard ofthem.
3.Can videotaping also be used to evaluate the interviewer, what wouldyou look for in that interview?.
However,on the case of the interviewer, videotaping will ensure that thequestions are correctly presented to the candidates to avoidmiscomprehension of words does not occur. It is also possible toevaluate whether the interviewer allows enough time for theinterviewee to respond to the question. Favorable time should begiven to candidates to ensure that proper answers a given and toavoid too much pressure to respond in a way that is not professional(Arabat 2012).
Anotherpoint to note is how the interviewer presents the questions to thecandidates. A serious question invites a somehow strong response. Inother words, the interviewer should structure questions and turn themin a clear understandable way.
4.How about doing interviews via skype, does it create the sameassessment?.
Alternatively,other visual software applications such as Skype offer the sameassessment. interviewers post a set of questions online forprospective candidates to respond at their own predeterminedappropriate time. On the part of evaluators, these platforms offer aglobal network under which a larger pool of candidates is availablefor scrutiny and evaluation.
Fundamentally,the quality of the video content on these platforms is a worryingfactor, candidates’ field the videos based on their owninterpretation and not those of the evaluating panel. Mostessentially, Skype, for example, is an open public platform whichmeans that the information available to one evaluator may also beavailable to another.
Arabat,K. Andrew, M & Wendy. C. (2012). Videotapedinterviews as a medium to enhance cross-cultural program evaluation.Healthpromotion international. Oxford journals.
Clare,H. (2014) Skypeinterviewing vs. video interviewing.Online recruit expert. Launchpad Recruits. Retrieved12 November 2014 from:<http://launchpadrecruits.com/skype-interviewing-video-interviewing/>