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Video Conferencing Becoming Preferred Means of Communication for HR Professionals

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Video Conferencing Becoming Preferred Means of Communication for HR Professionals

March 20, 2014
By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

If you are pursuing employment opportunities or just looking to change jobs, you better install some video conferencing tools in your house. According to the latest research, 98 percent of human resource executives will prefer to communicate that way by 2016.

A global survey conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of Polycom (News - Alert) states that HR professionals are already using video communications at work these days. In the coming years, video conferencing will be their preferred  choice for business communication, they indicated. The number of HR professionals who preferred video communications (56 percent) was more than those who preferred traditional means such as email (49 percent) and voice conference calls (32 percent).

So why are HR professionals singing praises for video conferencing? Most of them believe that it effectively removes the distance barriers and improves productivity between teams working from different places. They have also placed video conferencing as a top-three tool for communications.

When it comes to interviewing candidates for a job, HR professionals again feel that video conferencing is the best way to go. Many feel that they cannot arrive at a decision from telephone conversations and prefer video communications instead. Apart from aiding in recruitment process, video is also creating opportunities for a flexible work environment. It is also known to provide other benefits like increasing productivity and reducing time employees spend on commuting.

“Not only does video help to improve the quality and depth of our talent pool and reduce recruitment and on boarding time, but it also helps to ensure retention of top talent by providing easy access to development programs and the enablement of a flexible work environment for employees,” said Daniel Sonsino, Vice President of Talent Management at Polycom. "While improvements in recruitment, training, retention and flexible work are measurable and visible, the intangible benefits of video collaboration are just as relevant.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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