video recruitment

Can video replace face to face interviews?

Video interviewing

How does your job advert stand out from the crowd?

Your clinic wants to recruit a new hygienist. You know that hundreds of other clinics are also looking for a hygienist, so hw do you make your opportunity stand above others? Recruitment is now the most competitive it has ever been and it takes something special to attract the right candidates.

Rather than thinking about this new role from the clinic’s perspective, consider how the candidate will find your vacancy and how they will become engaged with the opportunity. What will impress them and what will switch them off?

Like other websites, Blue Glove Jobs has hundreds of dental vacancies. But all appear in the same format and are no more exciting than an episode of Songs of Praise on a rainy Sunday afternoon. However, this is still better than posting your job on some other recruitment sites alongside, plumbers, waiters and car mechanics. So how do you demonstrate how wonderful you and the team are? How do you show how advanced your equipment is?

How do candidates know that your’s is the best clinic to work with?

Simple. The first step is to create a short video that shows your clinic, your team, your working environment. Secondly, write a job spec that you know will appeal to any candidate. Thirdly, set out 5 or 6 questions that your candidates can comfortably respond to by video. Fourthly, be amazed with the response you get from Blue Glove Jobs’ social media and YouTube promotions. A Featured video listing on provides the infrastructure that delivers this functionality, and so much more. For example, you have watched all the video responses and read all the CVs and want to share those with others so as to have a wider opinion. Easy. You want to invite the candidate for a second interview. Easy. You want to decline candidates automatically. Easy.

In short, you have impressed the right calibre of candidates and secured a short list to be proud of. No agency fees, no hassle. And you haven’t even left your office!

The difference between Zoom and Blue Glove Jobs

We have seen Zoom and Teams interviews and of course they may have their place in your recruitment process. However, our process is designed specifically for recruitment in the dental profession. This is the key difference. We edit and present your short video putting your clinic in the best possible light. We take your vacancy live on our website with prominent positioning, we promote your vacancy on social media and YouTube. Interested candidates are then lined up for you to appraise at your leisure. We help with the questions which will assist in pinpointing the best candidate for your vacancy. Our system helps you to accept or decline a candidate for the next stage of the interview process. In all, our package offers so much more than a simple video interview. This is the future of dental recruitment. The future is available to you now.

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Blue Glove Jobs is turning green!

With more than 1,000 job vacancies posted and almost 500 professional candidates registered, Blue Glove Jobs is clearly ahead of the game. This is great for employers as they can easily reach out to prospective candidates. Blue Glove Jobs provides an easy to use service, free of charge, to clinics and agencies. By attracting the best jobs available in the UK, we also attract the best candidates. It’s as simple as that.

Now we take dental recruitment to the next level!

Video Interviewing

Our group take sustainability very seriously. We look closely at how we can improve our performance while driving sustainability through the profession. Our new website is testament to this. Blue Glove Jobs is able to reduce time, cost and carbon impact in recruitment by delivering a very clever initial interviewing process.

We have now launched an entirely new recruitment concept for the dental profession – video interviewing. Let us imagine that you are recruiting a new team member. Your options are to advertise amongst plumbers and chefs on Gumtree, or possibly list your vacancy for free on Blue Glove Jobs. You may also consider engaging with an agency and gulp at their fees. Alternatively, posting on social media may bring in a few candidates. However, no matter which option you look at, you still have the initial vetting process to go through to find a few candidates that interest you. This is where we step in!

Recruitment isn’t easy

Blue Glove Jobs, like all our websites, listens closely to the issues in dentistry. As we see it, current issues include:

  • Getting your advert noticed – dental recruitment has never been so competitive so the need to stand out from your competitors has never been greater.
  • Getting reaction to your advert – Your post on social media, or on another website may be worded perfectly, with really attractive images, but does this really stand out enough to prompt interaction from quality candidates?
  • How much time does it take up for you to vet all CVs and then to interview a selection of suitable candidates? Each recruitment takes an average of 9 hours just to get to the final selection stage.
  • How do you know that the candidate is truly suited to your vacant role? This is difficult. All the candidate knows is that your are a great clinic, with a great team and everyone is friendly. If your clinic has aspirations of developing (for example) Invisalign and your perfect candidate has aspirations to develop a career in implants, then you have a conflict of interests. This may not be picked out from a CV. Remember, you are being interviewed as much as the candidate.
  • Without discrimination, you may have envisaged a new team member and how they fit into the team. Looking at a CV may not provide you with this level of detail.
  • A few early questions in the first interview can help you to decide whether a candidate is appropriate or not. For example, availability for the working hours you anticipate may be different to the candidate’s.
  • How much carbon is burned per interview? If the clinic stays open longer than normal, then your energy is being used for longer. If you have for example 5 candidates to interview, you have created 5 return journeys to and from interview. If candidates have all sent in CVs, then you have created additional paper usage.

What is Video Recruitment?

Firstly, video recruitment is not carried out on Zoom or on Teams. It is a wholly professional process which is new to dentistry. The issues noted above are real and have to be addressed in a way that delivers benefit to both the recruiter and to the candidate. Having addressed these issues in considerable detail, Blue Glove Jobs not only provides a simple, basic job listing opportunity, but now also provides the following solutions:

  • Your clinic and the vacant role is profiled on video to ensure that the candidate ticks their own boxes in terms of suitability. By doing this, your vacancy stands out from any other 2 dimensional (standard) job vacancies. Prospective candidates can see your face, your clinic, your style, your aspirations, your equipment and the type of treatments you offer your patients. You shoot your video using a good quality smart phone, then we edit your footage to present it in the best possible light.
  • You set half a dozen initial questions that you would like candidates to respond to. This can be tailored to each vacancy you have. In turn, the candidates respond to each question using their smart phone video camera. This is the first interview where you can assess suitability from your candidates’ responses.
  • You can watch/listen to all applications at your leisure, whether that is at home or during a gap in patient time. You can share video responses with others in the clinic so that they are comfortable taking the next step.
  • Most importantly, you are in control of what questions to ask, what to look out for from your candidates and your means of assessment.
  • The initial interview stage has reduced your time commitment by at least 50% allowing you to focus on quality rather than quantity.
  • It may not be the most important thing in your life, but you have taken steps towards reducing your carbon footprint simply by engaging in this video process as opposed to calling candidates in for interview. Initial vetting has taken half the time, half the effort, but has promoted you clinic as being forward thinking and advanced in terms of technology.

The team at Blue Glove Jobs will promote your vacancy through YouTube, social media channels including groups, as well as our own website. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to be amongst the first to recruit in this way! Simply click the link below to start your new recruitment process.

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Good luck!