A Recruiter as seen from an eye contact webcam

Eye Contact in Virtual Meetings: A Recruiter's Perspective

In the world of remote work, virtual meetings have become the norm. Recruiters, in particular, rely heavily on video calls to interview potential candidates and assess their fit for the organization. However, these settings' lack of eye contact can inhibit efficient communication and collaboration. By aligning the web camera with the person you're speaking with, the iContact Camera can help overcome this barrier, enhancing the effectiveness of virtual interviews and meetings.

Research shows that the lack of eye contact in multi-party virtual calls can inhibit turn-taking efficiency by 25%, profoundly impacting the effectiveness of these meetings (Vertegaal, van der Veer, Vons, & Apps, 2000). The iContact Camera can enhance turn-taking efficiency by facilitating eye contact, leading to more productive and effective virtual interviews and meetings.

Moreover, preserving eye contact in group video chats facilitates intergroup trust at levels similar to face-to-face interactions during group tasks (Nguyen & Canny, 2007). This suggests that the iContact Camera can enhance trust and collaboration by facilitating eye contact in virtual interviews and meetings.

In the field of recruitment, building trust with potential candidates is crucial. When a recruiter maintains eye contact during a video call, it signals to the candidate that they are attentive and interested in what the candidate has to say. This can lead to a more meaningful and productive conversation, crucial in assessing the candidate's fit for the organization.