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What is one-way video interview software?

By 15 May 2021Jan 14th, 2022Benefits & Features2 min read

What is one-way video interview software?

A woman completing a one way video interview.

  • One-way video interview software allows organisations to interview a number of candidates without being present. 
  • A candidate would be sent a link, complete the interview, and a recording will be sent to the interview panel, who will be able to review it in their own time. 
  • One-way video interview software has saved small businesses hours in time, cutting down the hiring process from 3 months to 2 weeks. 


One-way video interview software such as Wamly, unlike two-way interview software such as Zoom, Skype or Google Meets, allows a candidate to record their interview and then send it back to the company to review their own time.

It allows a company to facilitate the entire interview process without being physically present, thereby saving companies time and reducing the need for a panel to all be present simultaneously.

The typical process for a one-way interview involves: 

  • The HR team creates a vacancy and receives a number of job applications. 
  • An HR team creates a digital interview guide with a set of questions and an allocated time limit for each question using one-way video interview software. 
  • A link is sent to potential candidates, who then complete a one-way video interview without the HR team being present. 
  • While the candidate completes the questions, the software records the candidate and uploads the video to the cloud. 
  • Once a candidate has completed their interview, the HR team or panel responsible for hiring is alerted. 
  • The HR team or panel reviews (by rating) the one-way video interview during their own time when it is convenient and independently from each other. 
  • The top candidate is either hired, or the top candidates are invited for in-person interviews. 


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

Typically, the hour interview takes place often even if it is understood early in the interview that the candidate would not be suitable for the position.

Also read | What are the benefits of one-way interview software?

During one-way video interviews, it is up to the company’s discretion how many questions they would like to ask and how long they would allow a candidate to answer a question.

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

One-way video interview software has helped companies cut down their hiring process for a vacancy from 3 months to two weeks.

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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.