Video Interview Software Overview
What is Video Interview Software?
Video interview software, or video recruiting tools, allow recruiting managers to interview job candidates remotely without immediately attending. They supply Q&A format, record answers, and allow flexible candidate review to take place.
Also, many job seekers report they feel video interviews are more informative than simply sharing a resume. Thus video interviewing software can also increase job applicant satisfaction over a phone screening or sending a resume. Video interviewing drastically reduces recruitment cost by eliminating the need for travel. Many feel this is at no cost to accuracy in assessing candidate fitness.
Video Interview Software Features & Capabilities
Beyond just providing video conferencing, video interview software includes other packaged features to facilitate the recruitment process. These are:
Support for live, on-demand, or one-way interviews
Automated or AI-driven interview
Skills assessment and scoring
Interview practice session, redo
Configurable response prep duration, record attempts, etc.
Library of questions & assessments
Record video response to a pre-planned question
Asynchronous collaboration for candidate review
Recruiter & hiring manager instant feedback
Compliant & transparent reproducible interview workflow
Support for dynamic, situational interview questions
Allows remote employees unable to attend an interview to review the candidate.
Live panel interview
Candidate comparison tools
Social profile inclusion
Video Interview Software Comparison
To compare different Video Interview software, consider these facets of the products:
- Point Solution vs. Full Recruiting Platform: Video interviewing capabilities are rarely offered on their own. More likely, you will find video interviewing bundled with interview scheduling and assessments. These interview-focused point solutions contrast with more comprehensive recruiting or applicant tracking platforms, which manage recruiting from job posting to offer management. If you need an entire recruiting platform, you can find products that also include video interviewing natively. However, point solutions may be more effective if you need to fill gaps in your existing software’s capabilities.
- Integration with ATS and other HR software: Video interviewing will be part of your broader interviewing and recruiting process. Video interviewing software’s ability to naturally integrate with the other recruiting software you use will be crucial to a smooth recruiting process. Some video interview products focus on integrating with ATS products, while others also integrate with HR management suites that include recruiting features. Make sure that video interview products you consider integrate with the other products that you specifically use.
- Pricing: Pricing models can vary according to either the features offered, the volume of users or jobs, or both. When looking at pricing, consider what growth is most likely. For instance, will you need more seats to conduct interviewing, or additional security and analytics features as your recruiting becomes more sophisticated? These considerations will help you future-proof your video interviewing software to scale with your needs.
Pricing is variably dependent on the volume of job positions to be filled, or the number of interviews conducted. Pricing may also scale with the number of collaborators (e.g. hiring panel), or (more rarely) number of interviews per job. Many vendors publish subscription pricing and bill annually or monthly. Published prices range from $100 to $500 monthly depending on features desired. Advanced plans may provide dedicated account support. Video Interviewing plans may include a simple applicant tracking system or integrate with popular ATS, or core HR.