Kira Talent Features

Kira Talent

Assess applicants smarter.

4.38/5 (139 reviews)

Kira Talent Feature Summary

  • Create and send video interviews to job candidates anywhere
  • Completely web-based video interviewing platform
  • Collaboratively rate and share candidates with your team
  • Dynamic shortlisting of top candidates
  • Custom intro & outro videos
  • Configurable response times per question
  • Resume upload feature for candidates
  • Customizable question banks
  • Built-in pre-recorded video question bank included
  • Custom branded candidate interview invitations
  • Complete end-to-end branding capabilities
  • Email notifications upon applicant interview completion
  • Detailed candidate analytics for progress tracking
  • iOS and Android apps for candidates and reviewers

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Kira Talent Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Kira Talent's features:

Tim Phan

Verified Reviewer

Beautiful platform, wonderful client support, great experience!

2014-07-24

It is used to qualify large numbers of applicants quickly and conveniently.

Pros

- Easy to use user interface, very attractive and aesthetically pleasing - Client Support is extremely responsive and positive - Customization of interviews - Ability to upload own videos for branding purposes

Cons

- A few applicants reported difficulty getting their webcam to work on the first try, and were unable to record their interviews.

Source: GetApp
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Jana Cheng

Practical and useful admission tool, needs to be able to integrate with CRM systems

2018-06-12

Pros

Also enjoy the ability to rate applicants. After the video platform switch, enjoyed how quickly videos loaded.

Cons

No integration with CRM systems like Salesforce TargetX. Tracking notifications difficult due to lack of integration tools.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey Jana! Thank you very much for the review! :) We're working hard to add to our list of CRMs that Kira can integrate with. We'll be in touch as soon as a Target X integration is available! -Christian

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Meredith Richardson

I couldn't do my job without Kira!

2018-04-26

I've saved a lot of personal time reviewing applicants thanks to Kira.

Pros

Because of Kira, I now have more time to focus on my applicants and students.

Cons

It would also be great to have a way to input the completion date into the system and have automatic reminder emails get sent out until they complete it.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for your review! I am so glad to hear that you have found your Kira experience so enjoyable!! Thank you so much for your feedback on new features that could improve the product for you :) I will definitely bring these back to my team and keep you updated on any progress! Best, Cathlin

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Ernald Furxhi

Excellent user experience as someone who delegates the review process. Uptime is excellent.

2018-04-26

Fast online review of video recordings, easy to rate applicants, easy to assign files for review which makes our process more efficient.

Pros

We love that the software is easy to use for all parties (applicants and admission officers).

Cons

I think that the software serves it's purpose well. I can't think of any features i'd like to have that isn't already included.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Ernald - thanks for the glowing review! This is all incredible to hear. :) - Melanie

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Teresa Pires, MPA

The Kira platform has allowed us to differentiate between candidates and determine fit much easier

2018-04-30

Pros

This tool also offers us the ability to see who our applicants are, and if they meet the English proficiency levels that we require for admission into the MBA.

Cons

I wish the video would automatically feed into our CRM system.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey Teresa! Thank you so much for the review! :) Looking forward to setting up a Kira/Salesforce integration with you in the near future! -Christian

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Loreli Burton

The customer service reps are fantastic.

2018-04-26

Our applicants are able to submit a video to us and we are able to customize our videos

Pros

I love the ease that we are able to send out reminder emails and that our applicants can contact the customer support reps directly when there is an issue.

Cons

I wish there was a chat feature that allowed us to connect instantly with a rep although their response time is actually quite fast otherwise so we are still pretty satisfied!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Loreli, thanks for the stellar review! It's always a pleasure to work with you and your team :) - Melanie

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Cynthia Law

I like Kira Talent, the platform is professional and easy to use, excellent customer support.

2018-04-30

Easy to connect candidates from different parts of the world.

Pros

An excellent feature is to sends reminders to candidates who did not complete the video on time.

Cons

Candidates unable to do the video interview from a mobile phone.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hi Cynthia! Thanks so much for your review! I am glad to hear that Kira has been beneficial to you and your team! We did used to have a mobile app that applicants could use to complete the assessment, but we found that very few applicants utilized it! Thank you so much for this feedback, and I will be sure to share this with my team! Best, Cathlin

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Kira Talent has been easy to learn and navigate, and has met the needs of the application process.

2018-04-26

24/7 technical support for applicants, quick and helpful responses from client support manager, clean and simple navigation to assign applications, review applications, and give scores.

Pros

Easy to navigate, clear assessment rubrics, very responsive client support and applicant technical support.

Cons

Lacks integration with other admissions tools, lacks functions to reduce assessor bias, applicant's unique identifier in Kira is not consistent with the rest of our admissions process, no control over format/ content of exported data.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thanks for your review! :) Please reach out to us at success@kiratalent.com for more information re: integrating with other admissions tools. We actually integrate with many ATS/CRM software providers! -Christian

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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 51-200 employees)

It is a user-friendly service for both our program applicants and the staff that review them.

2018-04-30

Ease of use for both the applicant and the staff members.

Pros

The online portal is easy to access and use.

Cons

I can't say anything comes to mind. It does what I hoped it would do. I would be spitting hairs to create something that I didn't like about Kira.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thank you so much for the amazing review!! :) -Christian

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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Fantastic product that has made interviews a lot easier for my company.

2018-05-03

Multiple people being able to review the prospective applicants is fantastic.

Pros

I like the ability to review the interviews, and have the applicants complete them at a time that works for everyone.

Cons

Some slight adjustments would make it even more beneficial for day to day use, but these are small personalized things that on a whole do not detract much form my overall pleasant experience with the product.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thanks a tonne for the great review! We truly appreciate it! :) -Christian

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Brian Favetti

Kira Talent is an easy to use online platform for managing interview invites for our applicants.

2018-04-26

This software allows us to easily interface with our applicant base to manage our interviews.

Pros

The best feature of this software is its ability to manage reminders through the system for those who have not started or not completed their Kira interview.

Cons

I would like to have a feature added that lets us know whether individuals have received the original email invitation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hi Bryan! Thank you so much for your feedback. In your "Analytics" tab at the top of your page, you can see the "Applicant Pipeline" for each of your assessments. On this blue bar graph, the "Not Started" stage lists all applicants who have not opened their invite email. The "Opened Email" stage lists all applicants who've opened their email, but haven't registered yet. You can also remind the applicants from this page as well! Hope that helps! - Melanie

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Brice Patterson

We use Kira to facilitate video interviews for applicants to our graduate business programs.

2018-04-26

The software gives a more holistic, well-rounded look at applicants from the moment their application moves into review.

Pros

The integration of Kira with our Salesforce CRM has allowed us to seamlessly request and review video interviews from directly within our existing application framework.

Cons

As the administrator, the overall level of access I have to control platform settings is somewhat restricted compared with other hosted solutions we use. This can at times require an over-dependence on Kira staff to help explain/remedy problems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hi Brice, your review makes me so happy! Thanks for the great feedback. I must agree with you - we're working on ways to improve your self-serve access as an Administrator. I'll pass this along to the team! :) - Melanie

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Erwin Hesse

Easy to integrate, use, and update in admissions

2018-04-26

The video quality is also much better since it requires applicants to test their set-up prior to recording their interview.

Pros

Quick customer service turnaround time.

Cons

The only suggestion would be to improve the compatibility between Hobsons and Kira. Specifically, the link takes a few minutes to appear in the Hobsons interview section. If it would be immediate, that would be ideal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey Erwin! Thanks for the lovely review! We really appreciate it! -Christian

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Ease of use, smooth, great customer service

2018-05-04

It was also faster and easier for faculty to review the applications.

Pros

The software significantly cut down on the amount of time our faculty members had to spend reviewing applications.

Cons

The software wasn't as customizable as we had originally hoped.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thanks so much for your review! Please reach out to us at success@kiratalent.com to discuss the customization requests you have! We're always developing the platform and may already be building some of the features you're interested in! -Christian

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Chris Wells

Better than anticipated & useful!

2018-05-09

Wonderful service and great people!

Pros

Quick and simple applicant process.

Cons

Really, this is a great product. I have had no complaints and really do not expect to encounter any either!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Thanks for the wonderful review, Chris! - Melanie

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

It just works!

2018-04-26

Quality video interview from applicants

Pros

As a developer team lead, this is one of the 3rd party integration that we do not have to worry about.

Cons

We would like to see even more integration with our system so that we don't even need to send our applicant over to Kira's website.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thanks so much for your review! :) Please reach out to us at success@kiratalent.com for more info re: integrations with your system! Kira seamlessly integrates with many ATS/CRM software providers! Always happy to help improve your processes! -Christian

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Justin Kathan

Verified Reviewer

Best video interview platform

2014-08-04

I would definitely recommend it to any company managing numerous applicants.

Pros

Very simple and easy to use UI.

Cons

Some candidates may be slightly out of their comfort zone in a video interview format. Kira seems to be working improving the experience to reduce this friction, but this could be said about all video interview platforms.

Source: GetApp
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Derk Barnett

pleasant and measurable

2018-04-30

We have been able to streamline our interview process while adding an additional element to our assessment of applicant "fit" to our school.

Pros

It's rather easy to rank and assess applicants. There is a lot of flexibility while building the bank of questions that applicants are asked.

Cons

I wish there was an easier way to pull overall data about applicants rather than reviewing them individually.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hey Derk! Thanks for the review! We really appreciate it! :) When I visit JHU in a few weeks, we'll cover some easier ways to pull overall data! -Christian

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Sarah Dexter

Easy to use and slick interface

2018-04-30

Easy way to learn more about the applicants we read about on paper.

Pros

Its rather user friendly and customer service has been great so far

Cons

There is a note button I often try to select and rather than selecting the notes feature, it closes the entire video.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Kira Talent


Hi Sarah, thanks so much for your review! I am glad to hear that even in your short time using Kira, it has been a positive experience :) I will absolutely bring back the feedback about the notes functionality to my team! Best, Cathlin

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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

Save so much time in the hiring process!

2018-04-27

Saves time and allows us to better know our candidates!

Pros

The software allows us to conduct first-round interviews without bringing candidates into the organization and having the hiring committee gather in one place at one time. The committee can review candidates from anywhere!

Cons

I don't like that you can't pre-select the reviewers for all the applicants for a chosen assessment, i.e. after each candidate submits their videos, you have to go back in and assign that applicant to the reviewers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hey there! Thanks so much for submitting a review! :) Good news! Later this year we'll be releasing a new feature: 'Automatic Assignments' for reviewers! Stay tuned for more to come! -Christian

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Eric Kenney, MA, MPA

Overall it has been a great product and really enjoyed using it for our application process

2018-04-26

Pros

Reviewing applications is simple and easy to navigate.

Cons

Some more admin tools to reset passwords, resend reviewer invitations, and some better reporting would make the system just that much better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hey Eric! Thanks for the awesome review! :) We've got some additional admin functionality coming out later this year - stay tuned! -Christian

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Grishma Saheba

Easy to operate for my purposes

2018-05-02

I wasn't the one to decide which software to use but it allows for timed writing and video responses which gives us a better idea about the candidate.

Pros

The ability to have links per profile - makes it easier to create and follow lists of candidates.

Cons

The volume isn't always the best for the videos. Sometimes it's difficult to hear the candidates on video.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hey Grishma! Thanks for the wonderful review! -Christian

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Victoria Poon

Very useful to assess candidates. Ease of use, clear platform.

2018-05-01

Pros

Professional looking interface.

Cons

Would be useful to have this integrated into our existing system so the scoring could be input automatically.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hey Victoria! Thank you so much for the lovely review! We'll reach out to you regarding integration options! We're always happy to help improve your processes! -Christian

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Ted Evans

I think that the Kira product is very good. I am overall satisfied

2018-05-03

Reduced cycle time, marketing opportunities to candidates, more relaxed candidates,

Pros

The customer service of Kira is also very good.

Cons

Lack of online mobile support for staff.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Ted, what a great review! Thank you so much! It's wonderful to hear you're having a good experience, and you're seeing lots of value with the Kira platform. We hope to have mobile apps for applicants in the future, and I agree about the ability to sort applicants as defined by the user. This is on our list! - Melanie

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Ellie Rinehart

This product is user friendly, has a great UI and customer service is fantastic!

2018-05-04

Pros

They also respond quickly to applicants who reach out for help on the platform.

Cons

The main downside for our team is that we have international and other applicants who don't always have access to consistent internet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Kira Talent


Hi Ellie, thank you so much for your review! I am so glad to hear that you and your applicants are enjoying Kira! Best, Cathlin

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