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The Willo blog is full of hints and tips for getting the most out of virtual interviewing. Discover how to connect with incredible people wherever they are in the world. We are always looking for guest writers so please get in-touch.

Written by
Euan Cameron

How to Screen and Hire a Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant (VA) can be stressful. First, you have to wade through the options—onshore or outsourced being the big question to consider. Then you might need to assess multiple candidates before selecting someone. ‍And while the process is similar to hiring full-time employees, there are some unique elements to navigate.‍ This mini-guide explains those unique elements and how to manage the whole thing.

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Written by
Andrew Wood

How To Create A Virtual New Grad Recruiting Funnel That Actually Works

Ok, so campus visits are out now?‍ Or are they back on? ‍ During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health restrictions provided a great excuse for why new grad hiring had to be all remote. Candidates forgave some shortcomings and less-than-ideal experiences. Now, things are changing.‍ To keep up in the changing world, companies need to take the best of the old ways—namely, the focus on human interaction—and leverage the best of technology—speed, flexibility, and cost efficiency—to build a new kind of recruiting funnel.‍ While we recommend all new grad funnels have some in-person elements if possible, you can still build a high quality, fully virtual funnel. Here’s what you need to know.

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Written by
Euan Cameron

The Environmental Impact of In-Person Job Interviews: 6 Stats That Might Surprise You

In-person interviews are a business’ worst (environmental) nightmare. ‍ But what if all those interviews had been in-person? What would be the environmental impact? ‍ It seems so small, but the impact is huge across every candidate and every company. Virtual hiring is not only more efficient for companies (and something many candidates prefer), but it’s also a boon to the environment in a few different ways.

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Written by
Hamish Livingston

How to Keep a Great Candidate Experience While Mass Hiring (4 Reminders)

With high volume hiring or mass hiring, it’s a numbers game. However, you’re still dealing with real people who deserve respect regardless of the hiring decision. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to make a great candidate experience.

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Written by
Joe Latham

How Remote Talent LATAM Increased Revenue 300% Without Increasing Headcount

Remote Talent LATAM has grown steadily since its founding in 2017, but experienced a surge from 2020-2022. The company had significant inbound interest from candidates and companies alike, but it needed a better interview tool to scale sustainably. Leveraging Willo, Remote Talent LATAM was able to increase revenue 300% without needing additional headcount.

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Written by
Euan Cameron

Willo Awarded G2 Momentum Award for Summer 2022 (and Four Other Awards)

We won the Momentum Award for Summer 2022 plus four other awards from G2, one of the most trusted websites on earth for software reviews. 

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Written by
Euan Cameron

How Candidates and Recruiters Benefit from Asynchronous Video Interviewing

Recruiters are burning out at an increasing rate. It’s easy to blame the great resignation and the shift to remote work (then hybrid work) and call it a day. But that’s too easy. The real problem isn’t the challenges we face—those will always come—it’s the processes and systems we have to handle them. In short: we need to upgrade recruiting systems to match the reality we now live in. And an upgraded system includes video interviewing (powered by a purpose-built video interview tool) as part of your recruiting process.

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Written by
Euan Cameron

Six Exit Interview Questions That Are Actually Useful

When someone quits, it’s unlikely they will be fully honest about why in an exit interview. Either they are livid but trying to save face or they genuinely care but don’t want to ruffle feathers. In other instances still they are moving on happily and want to keep the relationship positive. Regardless, you won’t get the closure or honest feedback you might be looking for. Instead, use exit interviews as an opportunity to deliver a great last impression and get data you can use to build a business case down the line.

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