Social-distancing measures to prevent the coronavirus have normalized virtual interviews.

They will remain a staple of the recruitment process.

DMCG Global expects most 1st interviews to be video based screenings moving forward.

Recruiters will also move to screen candidates via video conference rather than face to face in the majority of cases.

These interviews save organizations time and money and allow them to tap a wider pool of candidates, well outside their physical locations, especially in the MENA region, which is still very much open to expats.

Recruiters should be transparent with candidates about the process, flexible about scheduling the interviews and consistent with their questions.

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You can also read our previous article on how video interviews replaced first stage interviews here.