Video interviewing software is becoming an increasingly popular tool for companies looking to streamline the traditional interview process. This innovative approach is used in various stages of hiring, from the early screening stages to the final interviews. By leveraging the power of video, recruiters save time and money while increasing the overall quality of their candidate pool.
The difference is simple.
With pre-recorded, applicants complete the interview by responding to pre-set questions and the system records their answers, meaning there’s no recruiter attending the interview.
When using live, applicants are talking to a recruiter face-to-face in an online interview.
While there are similarities between both video interviewing products, there are some major differences in how the two systems work. Having two kinds of interviewing makes the process more flexible for candidates and recruiters.
Pre-recorded video interviewing is a method where an applicant is asked to record videos of themselves answering pre-determined interview questions. The candidates will typically record one video response per interview question while at home on a mobile device, laptop or tablet. It can also be completed at the applicant’s preferred time. These videos are then stored on a secure platform for a recruiter to sign in and watch at their convenience. Recruiters are able to watch, replay, share, fast-forward and save these video responses for later.
Live interviews work by utilizing the most advanced video interview software available today, allowing the recruiter and candidate to meet face-to-face without being in the same room. Our system is able to connect recruiters or hiring managers to applicants in a secure online environment using webcams and microphones, which are typically built into mobile devices, tablets, and laptops today. The system also lets you schedule interviews automatically, or using the ad-hoc scheduler.
While it’s up to the user to decide which video interviewing product to use at any given stage of the recruitment process, there are scenarios when one product performs better than the other. For example, a pre-recorded video interview isn’t the most efficient tool to use when performing finalist interviews.
Pre-recorded video interviewing was designed to help recruiters with the screening stage of the recruiting process. At this stage, a recruiter is narrowing down their candidate pool to the top applicants by conducting phone interviews. With pre-recorded interviews, recruiters no longer need to schedule phone interviews or spend time asking the same questions repeatedly. The one-way interview functionality is a huge time-saver, as there is no need for recruiters to be present at every interview or worry about candidates no-showing.
Live video interviews are typically used to narrow down the shortlist of candidates to finalists. Recruiters often use live interviews to replace the first in-person interview as it is vastly more efficient and reduces overall costs. Since live video interviews still feel like an in-person interview for both the candidate and the recruiter, many vendors recommend using the software as a replacement for those initial in-person interviews.
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