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One-way video interview software – What are the benefits?

By 13 May 2021Jan 14th, 2022Benefits & Features3 min read

What are the benefits of one-way interview software?

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  • Companies have started making use of one-way video interview software to save time and improve the interview experience.
  • During a one-way video interview, a candidate records their interview and sends it back to the company, who can review it in their own time.
  • Benefits of one-way video interviews include that companies can review more candidates, interviews take place any place, and the ability to test knowledge. 


Companies around the world have started making use of one-way video interview software in a bid to save time and improve the interview experience for potential employees.

Where one-way video interview software such as Wamly has been used, it has found to save companies as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on interviews.

And the hiring process in companies using one-way interview software has been cut down from 3 months to make one hire to just two weeks.

Also read: One-way video interview software – Can you make a technical hire through it?

One-way video interviews allow for a candidate to record their interview during a limited time frame with a list of pre-set questions and then send it back to the company to review in their own time.

Benefits of using one-way video interview software in a company include: 

  • The interview can take place at any time. This means an interview panel does not have to struggle to find the same time in their diaries that everyone can be present.
  • Interviews can take place at any place. Because one-way-interview software works on most devices, people can complete the interview where it is most convenient for them. Similarly, the rater can rate candidates from anywhere.
  • An interview panel can review more candidates. Wamly found using its software, a company can review as many as 30 one way video interviews in the same time it would’ve taken to complete one hour-long video interview.
  • It allows you to build an archive. This means that even if a company does not end up hiring someone, the interview will be saved in case the company needs to re-appoint in the future.
  • In an interview, you get the answers you need. During a typical interview, an interview panel asks any question that comes to mind, which contributes to human bias. But during one-way video interviews, a list of questions are pre-set in an interview guide and are standard for all candidates.
  • The ability to test knowledge. During a one-way video interview, candidates do not see the entire list of questions before they start. Therefore, a highly technical question can be asked in a limited time frame, leaving the candidate with seconds to answer.
  • It can replace CVs entirely. In a CV, you want to know a candidate’s knowledge or skills and qualifications, which are three questions that can be asked during a one-way video interview.

Compared to the hour a panel would typically have spent interviewing candidates out of courtesy, a one-way video interview typically lasts between five and 15 minutes.

It is up to the company’s discretion how long an interview would allow a candidate to answer a question and how many questions they would like to ask.

But, usually, a one-way video interview has five to eight questions, with 30 seconds to one minute to respond to each question.

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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.