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Boyden Leverages LifeSize High-definition Video Communications to Efficiently Evaluate Job Candidates Around the Country

Jul 27, 2006 8:00 AM

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LifeSize, the high-definition video communications company, announced that LifeSize Room is being leveraged by Boyden, an international executive search firm, to conduct candidate interviews as part of the initial employment evaluation process. Furthermore, Boyden has established a service to allow surrounding Baltimore, Md. businesses the opportunity to use their facility and video system on an as-needed, as-available basis. LifeSize Room is a high-definition video communications product that delivers crystal clear video and high-fidelity audio, allowing participants to create a real, true-to-life experience.

Before implementing LifeSize Room, Boyden relied on video services provided by FedEx Kinko’s to interview remote job candidates. Average rental costs were $300 per hour for each participant location. The service proved to be costly, inconvenient, and not of the best quality. After conducting research on various videoconferencing solutions, Boyden selected LifeSize Room for its Baltimore office, based on its ability to deliver high-quality video communications at an affordable price.

“During the initial job screening process, it is imperative that we properly assess candidates first before we expend additional time and resources to conduct face-to-face meetings, and doing so over the phone just doesn’t give us a complete picture,” says Tim McNamara, managing director at Boyden. “LifeSize Room delivers such exceptional quality that it is like we really are in the same room with the candidate, allowing us to effectively qualify that individual without ever having to leave our office.”

As a result of implementing LifeSize Room, Boyden is now realizing a cost savings of around $200,000 a year in associated travel expenses and FedEx Kinko service fees. In addition, by determining the high-definition video system would not be used continually throughout the day, Boyden conceptualized a concept to offer other nearby businesses—law offices, investment firms, and hotels—an opportunity to also benefit from its conference facility and LifeSize Room. Businesses are able to reserve time online to use the service at a cost-effective hourly rate.

“We believe all our customers can realize great improvements in productivity, effectiveness, and overall collaboration by using LifeSize Room, but it is especially gratifying to see companies like Boyden report tangible returns on their investments,” says Craig Malloy, CEO of LifeSize. “High-definition video communications is having, and will continue to have, a notable impact on how companies conduct business and how they differentiate themselves in an ever increasingly competitive world.”

LifeSize Room is the first high-definition video communications product of its kind and offers the very best price-to-performance value available on the market. With exceptional video quality and audio coverage, LifeSize Room allows organizations of all sizes to benefit from a greatly enhanced user experience by interacting more clearly and effectively.

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