In-person job interviews still most popular approach

March 11, 2023

Despite the ubiquity of remote and hybrid work routines these days, job candidates prefer making a great first impression with an employer via a visit to the workplace, according to a new survey.

Seventy per cent of respondents would choose to conduct a job interview in-person, found the survey of 2,019 U.S. adults (with 1,140 being employed) in October by the American Staffing Association (ASA).

Only 17 per cent said a video interview was their first option, with nine per cent choosing an audio-only call.

“Most of us were surprised that the overwhelming majority expressed the preference for an in-person interview… given all the talk around remote work,” says Richard Wahlquist, president and CEO of ASA, an advocacy organization for the recruiting industry, in New Alexandria, Va.

Source: HR Reporter