Will All Interviews Be Virtual Post-Covid-19? – Vault

Written by Derek Loosvelt

Recently, we spoke with Tim Ihlefeld, the CEO of Harqen, which provides on-demand video, voice, and text interviewing technology services. We asked Ihlefeld about his company, how he anticipates recruiting and interviewing to change post-Covid-19, and what he thinks will be the long-term effects of the coronavirus on traditional HR practices. Below is an edited version of that conversation.

Vault: First of all, how are you doing, all things considered? And where have you been working from these past months?

Ihlefeld: I’ve been doing well, thank you. My team and I have been working mostly from home. As a tech company, we were fortune enough to already have the infrastructure in place to shift to a mostly remote operation without too much friction.

Can you talk a little about what your company does and its history?

Harqen was founded in 2007 and offers smart digital interviewing and assessment solutions. This includes live video interviews as well as on-demand interviewing that can be recorded via video, audio, or SMS/text. Over the past year, we’ve made significant investments in our core technology and products, including predictive intelligence tools that help our clients further streamline and improve their hiring processes. Ultimately, our goal is to help our clients identify the top talent from their candidate pools faster and compress their overall hiring timelines.

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