How many times have you done something in the past few months of lockdown and thought, hold on, why didn’t we always just do it like this? Isn’t it funny how quickly we’ve adapted to the circumstances and how it’s actually flagged up some non-COVID related issues we were just letting slide on the daily? For example, how great is working from home with no pollution-causing commute? And ordering your Starbucks on the app for a contactless collection, ideal! 

Adapting to change

Well, we’ve very much enjoyed being able to help you continue to recruit and keep BAU with our video interviewing software. But, we’ve not stopped there. And this one is definitely one of those… “Why didn’t we do it like this before moments?”. We’re introducing you to a new game-changer. 5 words…

Recruiterless. Right. To. Work. Checks. 

The old way

There are a few different ways that recruiters and hiring managers used to go about verifying a candidate’s identity; each not without drawbacks. 

The tech issues one 

Who actually has a scanner in their house these days? Asking candidates to scan their documents was an inconvenience even before we couldn’t go to libraries or friends’ houses to use theirs, but now it’s practically impossible. 

“Dear recruiter, 

I’m so sorry, I don’t have a scanner. I was supposed to go to my uncle’s brother’s cat’s house to use his but he’s not in. I’ll try the library again tomorrow. 

Kind regards, 

Stressed out candidate” 

The not-so-tech-savvy one

Not every role is a tech role and there are candidates who have zero computer skills. Applying for new jobs is daunting enough never mind the extra pressure of having to figure out how to send over documents when you’ve never done anything like that before in your life. 

“Dear recruiter, 

I’m so sorry, I don’t know how to scan? Do I have to download something? Can I do it on the Google? 

Kind regards, 

Worried about being a past-it candidate”

The someone-else-does-this-better one

Candidate has gone silent… you’ve agreed dates and times and then nothing. The likelihood is they are dealing with other consultants and if their processes seem more straight-forward than yours, you’re out. 

Kind regards,

Casper the friendly ghost”  

Days, perhaps weeks, go by trying to collect documents from candidates to help place them. Which basically amounts to time wasted while your clients’ clocks are ticking and positions are needing to be filled. We’ve got a solution for the tech-less and the non-tech-savvy candidates, and it’ll send you bounding ahead of your competition because it saves everyone time and shows you’ve adapted to change. 

The new way

Recruiterless right to work checks, let me explain how this works. Candidates receive a solo interview link from the consultant to complete in their own time. Because it’s Odro, as usual, there are no downloads required, just a simple click on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop and you’re ready to go. The candidates follow these 3 simple steps – 

Step 1

The candidate starts the solo interview. The first question asks them to confirm their name, date of birth, address and to state the job they’re applying for. Once they have recorded their answer, they click next. 

Step 2

They are asked to show their personal documents (eg. passport and/or driving license) to the camera for 5 seconds. Once completed the candidate can click finish. 

Step 3

They are then prompted to take a photo of the personal document. At this stage, they simply click ‘take a picture’ and hit upload once done, all without having to leave the Odro platform or use another device. Once completed the candidate clicks finished. Simple as that. 

Then, in the same way as a solo interview, the consultant gets an email to say the candidate has completed the interview and they get a copy of the personal documents too. 

Bada bing bada boom

Sounds easy doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. Super simple and speedy too. And the whole thing is encrypted and hyper-secure so those technophobes need not worry. So it begs the question, what were we thinking going about this the old way?

We hope you’re just as excited about this product as we are. It will certainly save you time and help you stand out. Keep your eyes peeled for what’s next because we’ve got no intention of slowing down.

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