New research into successful video interviews for job applicants
Can algorithms automatically review applicant video interviews? And if so: what do the applicants think of that technology? These questions are at the heart of new research by organizational psychologist Djurre Holtrop. He is working on an AI-driven program that can automatically assess video recordings for work-related personality traits. “Applying via video is becoming increasingly common, especially in times of corona. We are investigating how we can make this more fun and easier.”
Djurre Holtrop: “We see more and more that organizations, in the first selection round, have job applicants perform a video interview. In these interviews, the applicants record themselves as they answer interview questions. This recording will then be reviewed later by a recruiter. In our project we look at what applicants think of this technology and how we can make it more fun. We are also developing a program to automatically assess the recordings for work-relevant personality traits, such as how organized someone is.”
The research by Djurre Holtrop and colleagues is being conducted in collaboration with test123.nl and the VU University Amsterdam. A platform allows people to practice recording a video interview and let them know what they think. In this way, the necessary data is also collected. It is still possible to participate.