The search for suitable employees and candidates is becoming increasingly difficult for companies. The personality of candidates is becoming increasingly important, especially when selecting personnel, but this is not sufficiently conveyed in written applications. Yet personal skills are at least as relevant for employment as professional qualifications.

The metru Jobcode offers a solution that makes discovering talent via video-based, time-shifted interviews more straightforward and accessible. During the initial screening, recruiters gain a meaningful impression and can identify a candidate's personal skills and potential in addition to their professional qualifications. The recruiters define up to ten interview questions, which are integrated into open job advertisements via a QR code.

The code can be used in a variety of ways and can be placed in print media, on job boards and in social media, for example. Candidates scan the code using their smartphone and gain access to the interview.

They can start the interview at any time via the metru app to record their answers and the interview, including the information relevant to the application, is then sent to the recruiter. As soon as the application is received, the recruiter receives a meaningful overview of the person behind the CV.

In addition to integrating the QR code into the job advertisement, it is also possible to send it directly to a selection of candidates in order to get a second impression of the submitted application with the help of a video interview.

This opens up a new way of presenting jobs.

The video questions can also be used to show the team and the environment behind the job. The identity and values of a company are conveyed and the job advertisement is personalized.
Uncertainties about the candidate or the job are reduced and false expectations or assessments are avoided. The interview thus creates an authentic atmosphere, comparable to that of a real job interview. The assessment and evaluation of soft skills and personal competencies is made possible by the video interview and is therefore not just based on a text-based CV or a telephone interview.

The recruiter gets at least as good an impression via videos as in a live interview. During the screening, the recruiter can decide which candidates are best suited to the corporate culture.
Overall, the rate of relevant interviews is increased, recruiting efficiency is improved and time and money are saved. The metru applicant management system supports the HR team in the personnel selection process. In particular, the short videos of the candidates can be easily shared and provide HR professionals with a practical new way of working together.

Today, 55% of all companies have already invested in the growing area of video recruiting. Overall, video is becoming an increasingly important medium and by 2022, 82% of internet traffic is expected to consist of videos. With metru and the Jobcode, we are focusing on the future of video and offering companies an easy introduction to video recruiting.