Video conferencing software makes virtual panel interviews possible in this age of social distancing. But the experience of interviewing remotely presents some unique challenges for both hosts and participants, not present with a live panel.
As a virtual meeting host, your goal should be to create an experience that is the next best thing to meeting in person. Your virtual meeting should give candidates a true sense of your organization’s culture and help your leaders shine, all within the confines of a small video window. Participants want to engage with the group despite the social separation and technical limitations.
Here are some valuable lessons and best practices we’ve learned for hosting and participating in virtual panel interviews. The infographic below offers our helpful tips on setup and logistics, facilitating the meeting, and creating engaging interactions between your team and the interviewee.
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