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Pre-Recorded Video Interviews

Get deeper insights into candidates from day one with the most convenient and cost-effective screening method.

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Decrease time-to-hire

With VidCruiter, you can decrease time-to-hire by up to 75%

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Hire more cost-effectively

Pre-recorded video interviewing is 6x less expensive than phone interviews

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Hire the right talent

Understand candidates better with a predictive validity of up to 65%

Reduce time-to-hire by up to 90%

The top talent is on the market for just 10 days. Hire them before somebody else does.

  • Candidates simply open a link and interview at their convenience. No apps or downloads required.
  • Hiring managers chose when to evaluate interviews
  • One-click, real-time dashboard helps you easily identify top talent
Reduce Time-to-hire by up to 90%
Pre-recorded Interviews are 6x more cost-efficient than phone interviews.

6x more cost-efficient than phone interviews

Get a high ROI with automation and digitization that allows you to get the job done using far fewer resources.

  • Free up many administrative hours spent on recruitment
  • Easy-to-adopt technology saves you from a steep learning curve
  • Better manage budgets with predictable pricing – you only pay per successful hire

Increase the predictive validity of your hires by up to 65%

With unstructured phone screenings, you’re not getting the full picture. Identify the top talent early on with structured interviewing.

  • Everyone is seeing the same source of truth – no summary notes or emails required
  • Easily diversify the rating panel to ensure evaluations are fair
  • Evaluate applicants with easy-to-use customized competency-based rating guides
Reduce Time-to-hire by up to 90%
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"Pre-recorded video gives us a 360-degree look at the applicants who’ve applied."



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Consistently evaluate each candidate

Consistent candidate evaluation

We use a structured interview approach in all of our pre-recorded video interviews to allow for easy and fair comparisons between applicants when evaluating their answers.

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Same interview length

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Equal difficulty level

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Identical questions asked

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"VidCruiter has been a game-changer. It's helping our hiring decisions, and it's adding fairness to the process."




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VidCruiter offers a variety of pre-built and custom integrations to seamlessly exist alongside your current software.

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Why VidCruiter's pre-recorded interviews?

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Pre-recorded video interviews FAQ

  • What is a pre-recorded video interview?

  • Unlike a live video interview, a pre-recorded video interview does not require interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) to meet at a pre-determined time. Instead, the interviewer sends a unique link to candidates inviting them to complete their virtual interview whenever works best (24/7). During the pre-recorded video interview, job applicants are asked a series of interview questions (either through written text or pre-recorded video). They follow simple instructions to record their responses to the questions. Recruiters and hiring professionals can then watch, score and compare the recorded video interviews whenever they’d like. The video responses can be easily shared with other decision makers involved in the hiring process, who can also review them when time allows. No wonder they are so popular!
  • Does pre-recorded video interviewing speed up hiring?

  • Pre-recorded video interviewing can definitely speed up hiring time—by up to 80%! Pre-recorded video interviews are the most convenient interviewing option out there because everyone who participates in one does so on their own time. This helps accelerate hiring by eliminating scheduling conflicts. It also saves time and money on needless travel to meet in-person, which is too common during the early screening stages of hiring. Instead, HR professionals simply watch job applicants’ recorded interview responses when they have time. They can easily rate candidates and make comments, allowing hiring teams to collaborate and shortlist applicants with ease.
  • Can pre-recorded video interviews help recruiters overcome time zone challenges?

  • Yes! Pre-recorded video interviews make time zone challenges a thing of the past! Traditional in-person interviews and live video interviews require at least two people (perhaps more if there’s a hiring team) to all meet at a pre-arranged time. This can be difficult because of people’s busy schedules, and it’s especially challenging when trying to interview people in multiple time zones. Say goodbye to scheduling conflicts! Pre-recorded video interviews do not require anyone to meet at a certain time; all participants get involved on their own time—either recording answers to interview questions or reviewing the video recordings. This allows HR professionals to interview and hire top talent anywhere in the world, breaking down geographical barriers.
  • Can pre-recorded video interviews minimize hiring bias?

  • Yes, pre-recorded video interviews can help reduce hiring bias—both conscious and unconscious. Unfortunately, there are many types of hiring biases, which lead to bad hires and even expensive lawsuits. Thankfully video interviewing can help minimize bias in the recruitment process. How? One sure fire way is by incorporating structured digital interview questions into pre-recorded video interviews. This scientifically-proven interviewing technique helps reduce bias by asking the same questions in the same way in the same order to ALL candidates. Pre-recorded interviews also allow hiring teams to engage multiple stakeholders, re-watch video responses, share feedback and arrive at a hiring consensus more fairly. Candidates’ independent scores are automatically ranked so those that scored the highest move to the top of the shortlist.
  • How do pre-recorded video interviews compare with telephone interviews?

  • Say goodbye to annoying phone tag and long email threads! Compared to the hassle of telephone interviews, pre-recorded video interviews are a huge time saver. Pre-recorded interviews 100% eliminate the need to schedule a mutually-convenient time for an interview. Instead, candidates record answers to interview questions at their convenience—and hiring teams review the recorded responses whenever they have time, greatly facilitating the hiring process. Video interviews also reveal much more information about candidates than phone interviews. Over the phone, recruiters can only hear candidates’ voices. Video interviews allow hiring teams to see applicants’ facial expressions, mannerisms, as well as background indicators, giving HR professionals more well-rounded assessments of the candidates they’re interviewing.