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InterviewStudio Launches Online Executive Candidate Screening Service To Help Employers Reduce Costs, Time-to-Hire

InterviewStudio Launches Online Executive Candidate Screening Service To Help Employers Reduce Costs, Time-to-Hire

Comprehensive service combines resumes, video interviews, assessments and more to change the game and avoid expensive mistakes in executive hiring.

Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) September 12, 2007

InterviewStudio announced today the availability of a pioneering Web-based service for screening executive-level candidates. InterviewStudio significantly reduces hiring time and costs by enabling employers and recruiters to screen a database of pre-qualified candidates. InterviewStudio will be exhibiting at OnRec Expo 2007 Sept. 18 and 19 in San Francisco, Calif. at booth 111.

With InterviewStudio, senior-level candidates build a comprehensive media-rich "showcase" online in an easy step-by-step process. Candidates can send a link of their showcase to any employer or recruiter to view online at InterviewStudio.

An InterviewStudio showcase combines resumes, video interviews with answers from an online database, reference checks, professional assessment test results, a candidate's Web page and portfolio, colleague endorsements and other personal data in Internet search engines and social networking sites like LinkedIn.

"InterviewStudio shifts much of the responsibility to provide due diligence back on the job-seeker, which shortens the hiring process," said InterviewStudio President and Founder Colleen Aylward, who ran a successful executive search firm for 15 years. "As online resumes became easily formulated by computers around keywords and sent in volume to any job posting with that keyword, the job boards made finding good candidates tougher, not easier. Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with unqualified clutter, demanding an ever-increasing amount of time and money to uncover the right executive candidate."

The showcase platform addresses the pressing need for employers to perform an executive job search (http://www. interviewstudio. com/DisplayHome. do) quickly and efficiently. To date, no other company has created such a complete candidate screening (http://www. interviewstudio. com/DisplayHome. do) service that includes a video interview (http://www. interviewstudio. com/DisplayHome. do? initContent=employer) with the other screening tools.

"As someone who has hired dozens of people, it is so difficult to get a sense for who an individual is on paper," said Del Wilson, former Iomedex chief executive officer. "InterviewStudio is a great idea and it's a great step forward in giving hiring managers that extra bit of crucial information on employees to make a decision."

Typically, employers piece together candidate information throughout an extended interview and screening process. With a quick review of a candidate's showcase, hiring managers can make a "first interview" decision to move forward or not.

Screening qualified candidates online can also save significant time and travel costs. InterviewStudio's methodology promises to save from two to eight weeks in each hiring cycle, essential in a tight labor market.

Beginning today, candidates can go to www. interviewstudio. com to create their showcase free of charge. Employers can offer the InterviewStudio showcase builder for free to executive candidates by placing a link to InterviewStudio on their career pages and job postings. Employers, recruiters and candidates will eventually pay a small fee to use the system. Candidates who want to spend an additional fee for a professional videographer to tape their video interview portion will have the option beginning in September 2007 for several larger metro areas. Professional videographers are currently available in Seattle, Wash. and San Diego, Calif.

About InterviewStudio
InterviewStudio originated from a 15 year-old privately held recruiting firm that performs retained recruiting assignments for employers who need quality hires quickly. The InterviewStudio team combines its candidate screening and recruiting expertise with the burgeoning video resume (http://www. interviewstudio. com/DisplayAboutUs. do) market to provide employers with the first media-rich platform for screening pre-qualified executive-level candidates. The InterviewStudio "showcase" service reduces the time-to-hire and costs associated with hiring executive-level employees. Visit InterviewStudio at http://www. interviewstudio. com (http://www. interviewstudio. com).

Media Contact:
Adriana Saldana
HRmarketer for InterviewStudio
Asaldana(at)hrmarketer. com

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