Executive and Physician Search in a Coronavirus Pandemic

June 1, 2020


Wider Use of Video Conferencing to Reduce Travel, Economic Cost, and Risk of Viral Exposure

Advantages 

  • Lower cost
  • Mitigates risk of travel disruption, geographic barriers, and risks of group related infectious agent transmission
  • Candidate confidentiality breach is less likely/mitigates loss of candidate productivity

Video interviewing has been extensively used in non-executive recruiting and physician search for many years. It is only recently that it has begun to migrate into higher level executive and C-suite searches. One driver of this momentum is its value as a “lean” search process which can speed the pace of a search, reduce costs, and better maintain candidate confidentiality. Given the heightened public health concerns about transmissibility of Coronavirus (leading to COVID-19) and its global spread, air travel and conferences are being more widely considered and adopted.

 
 Wider Use of Video Conferencing to Reduce Travel, Economic Cost, and Risk of Viral Exposure