Using Video Conferencing Technology to mitigate leadership interview delay

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The global spread of COVID-19 has created new challenges for the American health system that will require heightened leadership agility and forward thinking during this time of uncertainty. Health system and academic leaders need to adjust recruitment tactics accordingly to attract the best physician and scientific executives to their organizations.

AMN’s Executive and Physician Leadership Search Practice proposes approaches and options that use our current technology to reduce in-person contact, including personal contact between candidates and Search Committees, during the initial search phases. Contact can be maintained using an interactive platform which integrates web-based video interviewing and document repositories.

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We present options that leverage AMN’s technology and search expertise to manage client organizational economic cost and the viral exposure risks of air travel and in-person group meetings while still providing a highly effective executive search process.

A large piece of the executive search process can be modified to minimize travel and in-person meetings. Face-to-face connections are still important to determining fit for both the candidate and the client organization. Our proposed “videosearch” approach preserves in-person contact for the final rounds of the search process, after significant vetting has occurred. This process will be reassuring to the candidates and Search Committee Members, who will feel that the institution respects their time and safety by lessening travel and in-person meetings, offering a time and cost-efficient solution for all.

Video interviewing currently has two main applications:

  • Screening and interviewing candidates by search firms
  • As a platform for first round candidate interviews.

The second application for which video technology is the “airport” or “first round” interview stage. The Search Committee interviews candidates in a serial fashion from a conference room, with the candidate’s real-time streaming image on a large screen at one end of the room. The candidate participates from their office or an assigned professional video conference center and has a real-time streaming image of the conference room and Search Committee on their screen. 

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