Companies Turning to Web Conferencing for Employment Interviews
Harding, Margaret, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
When the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently conducted upper-level job interviews, it turned to webcams rather than phone calls.
The health care giant joined a growing list of companies using programs that allow users to make telephone and video calls online to conduct interviews.
UPMC opted for the free online service Skype, which has been available since 2003.
"We see a ton of value in it," said Matt Rimer, director of talent acquisition for UPMC. "I, personally, have done a few Skype interviews here recently. I've found them to be very productive interactions with the candidates."
While some businesses might experiment first with …
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