Telepresence Helps Widen the Hiring Net
One Communications uses telepresence to improve their hiring process. With two headquarters — one in Waltham, Mass., and one in Rochester, N.Y. — as well as executives split up among several locations throughout the country, the company found it could use telepresence to make hiring new employees more efficient and less costly.
According to InfoWorld, executives prefer to conduct interviews on the large HD plasma screens rather than over phone because they can clearly read body language during interviews and evaluate a candidate’s character. When they ask tough questions, they can assess the candidate’s reaction. It’s also less expensive than flying in candidates for in-person interviews.
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