Spark Hire Video Interviewing
posted on Feb 2, 2014
This blog post is a guest post provided by Spark Hire's Josh Tolan
Quick question: Why should video interviewing be expensive? Take a second to think about that. Are you drawing a blank? I am. After all, most companies big and small face some level of employment demand. Thus, I’d argue most companies can benefit from implementing a video interviewing solution into their recruiting process.
Since its launch in early 2012, Spark Hire has been committed to delivering cost-effective online video interviewing solutions for both employers and staffing firms. It’s been our goal from the very beginning to make it possible for any organization to utilize the technology and get the most bang for their buck. With prices as low as $49 a month, superior customer service, and a full-featured platform, Spark Hire’s best value approach has resonated with many. We’re up to 1,300+ customers in over 40 different countries...and we’re just getting started.
It’s obvious more and more video interviewing providers are throwing their hat in the ring. To the casual researcher these vendors might look virtually the same, but Spark Hire sets itself apart. Let’s dig in and discuss how:
One-Way & Recorded Live
If you’re reading this, you probably understand the two common types of video interviews (one-way and live) and their benefits. While our platform delivers both, it’s important to note many providers out there only offer the one-way, aka pre-recorded interview, on demand interview, asynchronous interview, and the list goes on. Now let’s throw recorded live into the mix. There are vendors out there that don’t advertise the fact that their live interviews aren’t recorded. Spark Hire’s live interviews are recorded and that presents even more value to our customers. For example, a recruiter can instantly playback a live interview recording shortly after the interview to refresh their memory or to finish up their note-taking. Other advantages of recorded live? Being able to comment on, rate, and share the recording with the rest of a hiring team to obtain feedback.
Affordable Price, Unlimited Interviews, No Contracts
Spark Hire is a company known for its best value. With plans as low as $49 a month, we are the most competitively priced platform on the market. All of our plans come with an unlimited number of interviews (one-way and live) and 10 user seats. There are no long-term commitments or setup fees. Companies can upgrade to a different plan or change their account at any time. Thus, we scale to their hiring needs. All of this information is publicly visible on our site. We like to stay transparent. Curious enough, many other vendors out there are missing a pricing page on their site.
Spark Hire’s robust video interviewing platform delivers all the bells and whistles any employer or staffing firm might desire. For example, our custom branding feature allows companies to brand interviews with a logo and color scheme to have a consistent look and feel; candidates feel like they are truly interviewing for you from start to finish. Other branding opportunities include a company profile with social media links and welcome videos for candidate interviews.
Social recruiting meets video interviewing with our recently launched social media integration feature, a first of its kind. Companies can now connect social accounts to Spark Hire and pull in an avatar to be used on the platform. Another advantage of this feature comes with its use of Spark Hire’s open interview invitation, which allows companies to create a series of questions and then invite candidates to record video answers via short URL. When candidates follow the URL, they are presented with the job opportunity and are able to navigate through the interview. Social media integration makes it simple and easy to promote open interview links to the masses across three major social outlets. Companies can expand their reach to potential candidates exponentially with this powerful social recruiting tool.
Additionally, companies can take their interviews to go with our free mobile app for iOS/Android devices or experience improved collaboration with colleagues and clients through the ever-popular share interview feature. Rest assured, we’re dedicated to building a platform that customers love more and more with each day that passes.
So there you have it. Now you know how Spark Hire stacks up to the competition. Hopefully you’ll use this information to make a more informed decision when it comes to choosing the best solution for your organization. Speaking on behalf of the rest of the team, we’d love the opportunity to work with you and make your recruiting process more efficient.
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