Virtual interviews option for 40 per cent

NEARLY 40 per cent of workers would accept a job following a

virtual interview, a virtual tour of the workplace and viewing footage about the employer, according to a recent survey by

The survey revealed contractors and other flexible workers were more keen to gain a job in this way than permanent employees.

More than 40 per cent of workers surveyed aged between 19 and 24 said they would like to try it.

Those aged between 35 and 54 based their confidence on credentials, with more than 60 per cent saying the company’s reputation was the most crucial factor.

While all human resource directors and construction personnel surveyed said they would embrace virtual recruitment, only 40 per cent of information technology professionals were willing to give it a go.’s Tom Freed said as global recruiting became more commonplace, online methods of doing so would increase in popularity.

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