For many years we have been doing much of our interviewing via teleconference calls. We are now doing all of our department meetings via Zoom. Virtual scientific conferences are also on the rise. The American Physical Society's division of plasma physics annual meeting is a virtual meeting this year.
There is a RAND report, Challenges in Virtual Collaboration, TK5105.6.W35, 2005, that shows that things like Zoom and teleconferences are not as good as the real thing.