An Empirical Case of Candidate-generated Videos in Talent Screening

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  • Title: An Empirical Case of Candidate-generated Videos in Talent Screening
  • Author(s): Amy M. Huber
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Technology, Knowledge & Society
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society
  • Keywords: Video Résumés, Talent Acquisition, Design Practice, Entry-Level Candidate Screening
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 1832-3669 (Print)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v15i02/43-62
  • Citation: Huber, Amy M. . 2019. "An Empirical Case of Candidate-generated Videos in Talent Screening." The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society 15 (2): 43-62. doi:10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v15i02/43-62.
  • Extent: 20 pages

Abstract

This study sought to investigate an area where implementation has outpaced inquiry by exploring the relationship between persuasive videos produced as a component of an application package and the decision-making strategies of those screening entry-level job candidates. More specifically, it ascertained the responses of hiring practitioners in a creative and competitive discipline (e.g. commercial interior design) to a series of hypothetical candidate-generated videos. Findings suggest that video can garner positive assessments, and thus can be beneficial to job-seeking candidates, if their producers can avoid the pitfalls of bias, poor communication skills, and inappropriate or ill-conceived content.