Skip to main content

How to start a one-way virtual interview process

By 11 Oct 2021Jan 14th, 2022Benefits & Features2 min read

How to start a one-way virtual interview process

A person engaged in a one-way video interview

  • One-way virtual interviews allow candidates to complete a recorded interview without a panel being present. 
  • The software has been found to save companies as much as 80% of the time a company would’ve spent on hiring. 
  • The first step to a successful one-way virtual interview is to write the job description, followed by setting up an interview guide. 

In a one-way virtual interview, candidates complete an interview that the software records without the panel being present.

Also read: How to have faster online interviews

The software prompts questions for a candidate to complete in a limited time frame, and once completed the company is alerted who can review, comment and rate it in their own time.

This has been found to save companies as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on hiring, as managers can review as many as 30 one-way virtual interviews.

How do you start a one-way virtual interview process?

The first step to any successful one-way virtual interview is writing a job description to understand what is required in the role.

To do this, a conversation is needed with subject matter experts that understand the requirements of the role.

From there, an interview guide can be built with questions that cover all the areas mentioned in the job description.

Also read: How to filter through one-way virtual interviews

For example, if an organisation is hiring an operational manager, your interview guide will include questions around the role’s minimum requirements such as knowledge and experience as well as competency-based questions linked to the behaviours required to be successful in the role.

Competency-based questions such as the ability to work in teams and how a candidate would handle conflict situations within their teams.

Once the interview guide has been completed, a link is sent to candidates to complete a one-way video interview for the company to review and make a hire.

Visit to register for a free Wamly account, or to find out more.  

Francois de Wet

Ever heard of an Industrial Psychologist? Well now you have! Francois de Wet is the founder of Wamly, talent expert and former coach to many high profile corporates and CEO's. Fran is super passionate about recruitment and believes people are the heartbeat of every business. Read our founding story.