27 Oct 2021 18:27 IST

Only 4 out of 10 employers detect impersonation: HirePro study

It also shows that 95 p.c of companies rely on video conferencing tools not designed for proctored interviews.

A new HirePro study shows that 60 per cent of companies lack deep proctoring capabilities to detect candidate fraud during interview process, or are unsure of their hiring tools’ proctoring capabilities. The study also highlighted that 95 per cent of businesses rely on popular video conference tools rather than specific video interviewing software which can accommodate different interview formats, give candidates greater flexibility, and detect fraud.

The study looks at the preparedness of employers and students for virtual campus hiring. In total, 66 leaders in human resources and talent acquisition space, and 5,787 students across the country graduating in 2021-22, participated in the study.

Hiring infrastructure

Roughly a third of businesses stated that their virtual hiring toolkits do not have candidate impersonation detection skills, while another third was unsure. Their hiring toolbox detects impersonation, only according to 40 per cent of them.

“Last year, we saw organisations battling with remote campus hiring. Employers relied on makeshift solutions for assessments, interviews and onboarding of candidates,” said S Pasupathi, COO, HirePro. He added “Remote hiring is here to stay. It's a process that predates the Covid-19 pandemic, and became the only way to execute campus recruiting operations during the outbreak."

Students' woes

59 per cent of companies believe students are well-equipped with the necessary infrastructure to participate in virtual campus hiring, but in reality, 53 per cent of students do not have access to a broadband connection at home.

A little more than a third of students do not have access to a power backup. This makes it important for companies to ensure that their virtual hiring tools support process continuity by preserving interview/assessment progress and allowing students to resume the process from where it was halted. It also shows that 41 per cent of students do not have a business laptop to work remotely, 45 per cent of students have less than 25 mbps bandwidth, and 52 per cent use a mobile hotspot to take online assessments and interviews.