Covid-19 has changed much of the interview landscape. Most of our log-term clients like ABV Rock Group, Saudi ABV etc. used to send interview teams to our offices in Pakistan, three to four times a year. But now mostly prefer recorded interviews as well as a final live video interview. In this post we’ll cover the recorded interviews.

The One Way Recorded Interview Process

The one-way recorded interview is now replacing the first interview that you do over the phone or in person. To conduct the recorded interview you record your questions and upload them to a platform such as VidCruiter, SparkHire etc. Candidates then respond to the questions via a recorded video.

Recorded Interview Benefits

This step helps you save a lot of time when hiring offshore. Recorded answers allow you to feel into candidates body language and see if they ore really serious and excited about the job. By watching these pre-recorded videos, you quickly get a good first impression of the candidates. This is very useful in offshore hiring as recruiters rarely get to meet candidates face-to-face. They are also more effective than phone interviews as recruiters can assess the candidates body language.

Candidates who put in the effort to do screening tests and record themselves answering interview questions show higher levels of commitment. It also helps you avoid doing multiple video interviews at the final stage.

What to Ask?

You can ask questions like “why do you want to work for our company?” and “what excites you about this project?”. At this stage, recruiters can guage the motivation levels of the candidate by observing their body language and what they say on camera.

Because you are using this step to save time, make sure that the questions can be answered in less than 2 minutes.

Recorded Interview Tools & Resources

Trusted by 40,000+ recruiters.
VidCruiter is a leader in this space. Not only do they have a robust solution that facilitates both live and prerecorded video interviews, they also offer solutions for interview scheduling, virtual event hosting, applicant tracking, and assessment.

Trusted by over 6,000 organizations of all sizes across the globe, Spark Hire’s video interviewing platform promises to speed up your candidate screening process by 5 times.
SparkHire is on award—winning video interview software thot has over 5000 happy customers. They shortlist and rank your candidates as well as send responses to candidates thot were not shortlisted automatically.
4,700+ companies use testGorilla. Predict real-world job performance using our library of 207 scientifically validated tests.
Test candidates for job-specific skills like coding or digital marketing, as well as more general skills like critical thinking.

MyInterview promises to speed up your time-to-hire by up to 60%. Its machine learning algorithms can scan your collection of video interviews/submissions to shortlist the most suitable candidates
Mylnterview is a video interview software thot easily be installed on your website and uses AI to assess your candidates professionalism, reasoning and so on.

Willo is all about simplifying the hiring process. All their plans, including a free-forever one, pack just enough features for teams with a limited recruitment budget and tight schedules.