What is Pre-Recorded Interviewing and How Does it Work?




Pre-Recorded Video Interviewing


What You Need to Know About Pre-Recorded Video Interviewing

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Pre-recorded video interviewing is a powerful recruitment tool that allows candidates to answer screening questions by recording videos of themselves using their personal devices,  whether it’s their mobile phone, laptop, desktop or tablet. The videos are then submitted to the recruiter or hiring manager to review at a time that works for them, with the ability to replay, fast-forward or share the recorded responses with colleagues.


Reduce the Time It Takes to Conduct Screening Interviews

Recruiters can save time during the screening process by eliminating the need to schedule interviews, and giving all applicants one deadline, allowing an unlimited number of interviews to be done at the same time. Using a pre-recorded video interview platform also enables recruiters to shorten the interview by limiting the time candidates are given to respond, so recruiters can refocus their time on evaluating the quality of their candidates.

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Pre-Recorded Interviews Make Time Zones Irrelevant

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Coordinating an interview with someone in a different time zone is challenging. With VidCruiter, candidates from anywhere in the world record their answers on their own time. Pre-recorded interviewing eliminates the need for hiring managers and recruiters to work late interviewing remote candidates, meaning they’ll be able to do their work during working hours instead of being forced to put in overtime, leading to a less stressed and happier workforce.


Mobile-Friendly Pre-Recorded Interview Platform

With the VidResponse mobile interviewing app, applicants can complete their video interview from a mobile device with speed and ease, providing a positive interview experience. The free app provides applicants with the best possible candidate experience from their Android or iOS devices.

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Customize Your Rating System

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Recruiters can customize their rating systems to suit their specific needs, written by the recruitment team based on the question and the response they are seeking. VidCruiter has the most customizable rating system in the market, enabling your team to work cooperatively to make objective decisions about the most qualified candidates.


Share Applicant Video Responses with Your Hiring Manager

Recruiters can share candidate response videos amongst one another, including the hiring manager, allowing them to make more informed decisions about their candidate selection. There are two ways for recruiters to share these videos with their hiring managers, both of which can be password protected if required: either through a simple link or rating system.
Option 1: Sharing through a simple link means that recruiters are able to share video responses through a URL, allowing others to watch, take notes, and share with others on their team. This link can be sent manually or automatically.
Option 2: Using the VidCruiter video interview rating system is a more detailed method of evaluation with customizable scales that a hiring manager can use to rate a candidate’s response based on its content. This option allows you to collect ratings from multiple raters, reducing the possibility of biased decisions. In both cases, these options improve communication so decisions are more transparent and cooperative, making hiring selections more precise, ensuring a higher quality employee at the end of the process.

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How Pre-Recorded Interviewing Eliminates Bias in Your Interview Process

Recruiters and hiring managers can use the customizable structured interview rating function to ensure fair, objective decision making. The system can also embed any rating scales you may be currently using into the solution. All members of your recruitment team have access to the pre-recorded video responses and each response will have the appropriate rating scale you have chosen. This ensures the raters are able to evaluate each specific question the right way. If a member of your team is consistently making decisions based on personal bias, you can easily identify and address the problem, whereas if this is happening in your organization now, you would have no way of knowing.


Still Looking for More on Video Interview Software Features?

It’s important for recruiters to have a clear understanding of the products they are using to streamline their screening process, as it allows them to get the most out of the platform while enjoying an easy, user-friendly experience. For more on video interviews and how they can help your organization, visit the pages below.

Additional Pre-Recorded Features

Additional Pre-Recorded Features

VidCruiter is constantly developing new features for our pre-recorded video interviewing software. Click here to discover what else you get on top of everything else the software provides.

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Services Included with Pre-Recorded

Services Included with Pre-Recorded

From a dedicated Client Success Manager to a team in place to ensure your applicants succeed with the software, there are many services you get from VidCruiter with your purchase. Find out more by clicking here.

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Improve Processes with Pre-Recorded

Improve Processes with Pre-Recorded

Clients are always amazed by how much can be automated thanks to pre-recorded video interviewing software. Click here to find out how VidCruiter’s automation features can improve your recruitment process.

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Pre-Recorded Best Practices

Pre-Recorded Best Practices

Do you have access to pre-recorded video interviewing software but aren’t sure you’re using it to its full advantage? By clicking here you’ll find out what we recommend as best practices when using this software.

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Pre-Recorded Use Cases

Pre-Recorded Use Cases

If you’re interested in pre-recorded video interviewing but aren’t sure where it might fit in your recruitment process, check out some of our use cases from real clients by clicking here.

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Pre-Recorded Return on Investment

Pre-Recorded Return on Investment

The most valuable ROI for many companies is proof something is saving money, but pre-recorded video interviewing can do more and is a good long-term investment. Click here to learn about other ROI benefits.

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