Top 10: Video Interviewing Platforms
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This Week: Top 10 Video Interviewing Platforms
At least two thirds of HR pros use video interviewing software, and it’s not hard to see why. Video interviews make the whole hiring process easier, quicker, and more convenient for employers and candidates alike. It doesn’t matter where you or your candidates are or when your schedules align: With video interviewing, interviews can happen anytime, anywhere.
Given the popularity and power of video interviewing software, we thought it would be a good time to assemble a list of our 10 favorite video interviewing platforms. If your organization isn’t already leveraging video interviews, you may just find the perfect software solution on this list. If your hiring process already includes video interviews, then you may want to consider switching over to one of these platforms. We surveyed a lot of experts to come up with this list, so you may want to take their advice!
And now, in no particular order: Recruiter.com’s Top 10 Video Interviewing Platforms:
Do you want to save money? GreenJobInterview’s clients saved almost $26 million overall in 2014, thanks to the software. Do you want a reliable platform that you know will be around for the long haul? GreenJobInterview saw 186 percent growth in 2014 – at that rate, you won’t have to worry about your video interview software provided going under, leaving you in the lurch.
But enough about the numbers: The main reason why GreenJobInterview landed on this list is the platform’s top-notch collaboration capabilities. Members of the hiring team can share notes and ratings with one another with incredible ease, thereby facilitating better hiring decisions. What more could you want than a video interviewing platform that also makes teamwork easier in the office?
RIVS bills itself not as a video interviewing software, but as a “digital interview” platform. That’s because RIVS’s excellent video interviewing capabilities are only one piece of the puzzle. In addition to live and pre-recorded video interviews, RIVS also supports written interviews and live and pre-recorded voice interviews.
Did we mention you can also use RIVS to record and review live, in-person interviews? Because you totally can.
RIVS is a comprehensive and flexible software that offers something for every employer. It also delivers serious results, cutting time-to-fill by as much as 56 percent. That means you can move faster than your competitors and snap up top-tier candidates before anyone else even knows they’re on the market.
3. Spark Hire
Spark Hire earned a spot on our list by catering to companies of all sizes. Are you running a major operation on the scale of Honda or Ikea? Then Spark Hire will work for you. Did your startup just get off the ground, and you have no idea how to go about implementing a video interviewing platform? Then Spark Hire is also for you.
Another reason why you should check out Spark Hire: It offers some of the best analytics tools on the market. Thanks to a simple, but highly effective, analytics dashboard, you can track everything from interview completion rates to acceptance/rejection breakdowns at a quick glance. If you like data-driven hiring, you’ll love Spark Hire.
If you’re concerned about creating a great candidate experience – and, really, every recruiter should be – then check out Montage. The platform prioritizes candidate experience, and by offering candidates plenty of support, flexibility, and control over the application and interview process, it delivers. Even if you don’t hire a candidate, they’ll walk away thinking highly of your company if you use Montage: In a survey of more than 25,000 candidates, 98 percent of respondents said they thought employers that used Montage’s platform were “innovative” and exciting places to work.
A lot of video interviewing platforms suffer from the same problem: Because these solutions are generally created by third-party vendors, recruiters and employers have to find ways to integrate them with the rest of their hiring software. This can be especially troublesome when it comes to integrating a video interviewing software with an ATS. Things don’t always work out too well.
You’re probably already aware of Jobvite’s ATS, but what you may not know is that the company also offers a video interviewing solution that’s built directly into the ATS. Are you looking for the total package, something that combines all the tech tools you need in one easy-to-use software solution? Then Jobvite is what you want.
There’s a lot to like about InterviewStream, especially the fact that it can support anything from one-on-one video chats to panel-style interviews with as many as 20 participants. But the most unique thing about InterviewStream is its InterviewStream Prep service, which is a platform built specifically to help students and job seekers practice their video-interviewing skills. Great for schools, career coaches, counsellors, and other training-and-development-focused organizations, InterviewStream Prep is pretty much the only solution of its kind on the market.
VidCruiter is all about customizability. How many people do you need to interview? Doesn’t matter. How in-depth do you want to go? That’s up to you. Want to give candidates a lax experience, allowing them to rerecord interviews and take all the time they need? You can do that. Want to apply a little pressure and give candidates one shot and a limited amount of time? You can do that, too! VidCruiter is the perfect software for recruiters and employers who like to be in control of every step of the hiring process.
A highly streamlined platform, Interactly is the minimalist’s video interviewing solution. You create a question (or two, or however many you need), invite people to answer, and sit back while you wait for the video answers to roll in. Review the answers when you want, share them with other team members if you’d like – it’s all up to. If you want a no-nonsense, super-easy-to-use video interviewing platform, then you want Interactly.
If VidCruiter is all about customizability, then Refrek is all about taking some work off of your plate. That’s not to say you can’t customize the interview process in Refrek – you definitely can. Rather, what we mean is that Refrek’s major selling point is its massive library of preloaded interview templates and questions. No matter what position you’re hiring for, Refrek can help you put together a revealing questionnaire in record time. We should also mention that Refrek’s basic plan is absolutely free, meaning it’s perfect for recruiters who want to test the video interviewing waters before committing.
Want to take your video interviewing solution mobile? HireVue has your back. HireVue’s mobile app gives candidates the ability to record video responses from their smartphones and tablets. Given that more people use their mobile devices to access the Internet than use their PCs, HireVue’s mobile video interviewing solution is a great way to tap into the widest range of candidates.