Online job interviews for candidates stuck at home

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During the coronavirus pandemic, recruitment firms are resorting to going online for candidate interviews due to people being unable to leave their houses.

In recent weeks, a growing number of companies are asking people to work remotely from their homes as part of social distancing efforts to try to slow the spread of Covid-19. Due to this, recruiters and hiring managers are switching from face-to-face interviews to online interviews using apps such as Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp.

Online interviews suit many as they are less time consuming and more convenient – “[Candidates] are happy to use this approach […]  because it saves them traveling time and minimises human contact amidst the Covid-19 outbreak,” said Charlene Tay at recruitment firm Robert Walters in Singapore.

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