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The two ways companies successfully use one-way interviewing software

By 20 May 2022May 24th, 2022Best Practice3 min read
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  • Companies around the world are making use of one-way interviewing software to save themselves as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on hiring. 
  • One way companies use the video software is by either filtering candidates through an applicant tracking system and then inviting the shortlisted for a one-way interview. 
  • The second way is for companies to directly send all candidates who apply for a role a one-way video interview link and then review all the interviews completed. 

More and more companies around the world are making use of one-way interviewing software to save themselves as much as 80% of the time they would’ve spent on hiring.

One-way video interviews, such as Wamly, allow companies to send candidates a link to complete an interview that is recorded by the software without a panel being present.

Once completed, the company is notified, who can then review, comment and rate the recorded interviews before making a final hire.

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It has been found that panels can rate and review as many as 30 one-way video interviews in an hour – around the same type of a typical one-hour face-to-face interview.

The two ways companies have successfully used one-way interviewing software are:

  • One group of companies use one-way video interviews after an applicant applies through an applicant tracking system (ATS) through which job adverts are posted. The shortlisted candidates are then interviewed through Wamly.
  • The second group of companies don’t necessarily have an ATS, and simply use Wamly as a stand-alone recruitment system. They send all potential candidates a link to a one-way video interview, which is then reviewed by the managers once applications close. This link is sent to the long list after CVs come in, or the link is distributed directly with the job advert on the various job boards

Making use of an applicant tracking system (ATS) when using one-way interviewing software

An ATS system, usually used by larger organisations that need to make a number of appointments, is able to distribute job advertisements on various job board platforms, such as LinkedIn, PNEt or Careers24.

All candidates are, in return, asked to complete an application form asking various biographical details such as expertise, race and gender, salary expectation and location, as well as minimum criteria questions regarding the experience and knowledge required. Typically the ATS system will allow an organisation to filter through the candidates before inviting them for a one-way video interview.

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The ATS system will, for example, enable an organisation to filter a list of 100 candidates down to 30 candidates who are then interviewed in Wamly’s one-way video interview portal.

Using One-way video interviewing software directly

Smaller organisations that do not make use of an ATS, where a fewer number of people apply for a job, distribute a one-way video interview link directly to potential employees through platforms such as LinkedIn or Facebook.

The one-way video interview system then facilitates the entire interview process while the organisation sits back and waits for candidates to complete.

This method also works for highly specialised roles for which few candidates will apply, but as soon as an organisation hires bulk candidates in roles, such as call centre agents, it would be advantageous for them to consider using an Applicant tracking system to enable more efficiency together with video interview software such as Wamly.

Francois de Wet

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