A company touting green job interviews says that browser-based on-demand video interviewing for initial job candidate interviews can save companies a lot of money.
Greg Rokos, president of GreenJobInterview.com, says, “Companies typically spend an average of $650 to $2,000 for an initial interview with a job candidate when travel outside the local area is involved. Now, they can set up a live, real-time GreenJobInterview and see candidates face-to-face with no travel and without having to leave their desks for a cost of $49.99 per half hour — and they only pay for the time used.” Hiring companies must also pay $300 and $30 shipping for their Webcams.
Rokos contrasts his company’s fee to typical business center videoconferencing services that cost an average of $450 per interview and still require travel on the part of the candidate.
With GreenJobInterview.com, the only equipment required is a Webcam, so hiring companies can now see immediate and significant cost reductions for early-stage interviews, according to Rokos.
“A large healthcare company has spent a million dollars per year just on travel expenses for job interviewing,” Rokos says. “And yet they hire only 15 percent of those interviewed. That’s the real nightmare for hiring managers — flying in a candidate, booking time with key executives to interview them, setting up a conference room, and then realizing in the first 15 minutes that this is the wrong person for the job. It’s a huge waste of time and money, and it’s embarrassing.
With Rokos’s service, the candidate doesn’t leave home and the hiring manager and all other executives stay at their desks. If it’s clear in 15 minutes that this isn’t the right person, very little time and money is wasted.
Well, at a glance, it sure makes sense.