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

By 6 May 2021Jan 14th, 2022Benefits & Features2 min read

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

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  • Around the world, companies have started making use of one-way video interview software to save time during their hiring process.
  • It is, however, being asked if technical hires such as developers and accountants can be made through one-way video interview software.
  • Companies can ask the same technical questions to candidates as they would’ve during a normal interview, and can also ask candidates to complete skills tests.


Companies around the world have started to make use of one-way video interview software to cut down their hiring process from 3 months to just two weeks.

But, with the growth of one-way interviews such as Wamly, questions are being asked whether it can be used to make technical hires such as developers and accountants.

During a typical one-way interview, a candidate receives a link to complete an interview in a limited timeframe. Once the candidate completed the interview, the company will be alerted and will be able to rate it in their own time.

One-way interviews have been found to save companies as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on a typical hire. Companies are also able to review as many as 30 one-way video interviews in one hour.

Also read: Zoom vs one-way video interview software

Because one-way interview software works on the same as a typical interview, with a candidate being asked questions, the same technical questions can be asked to a candidate.

Additionally, as is custom during a typical interview, companies can also require candidates to complete technical tests or skills tests alongside a one-way interview to see whether they are ideal for the role.

Wamly also allows companies complete control of the questions they would like to ask, and therefore a highly technical question can be asked and allows the candidate to respond in a set amount of time.

At accounting firm The Beancounter, for example, they use Wamly to ask potential candidates a difficult tax question, and if the candidate cannot answer it, they know they won’t make the hire.

Other companies use one-way interview software to ask candidates scenario questions where they have to analyse a business problem and provide solutions.

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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.