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One-way & live video interviewing platform

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Spark Hire Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

107

Total features

18

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Spark Hire features

Applicant Tracking
Commenting/Notes
Customizable Branding
Feedback Management
Interview Management
Interview Practice Session
Live Video Interview
Panel Interviews

Common features of Video Interviewing software

Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Application Management
Assessment Management
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Customizable Branding

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149

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Functionality

4.5

/5

107

Price starts from

149

Per month

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Total Features

18

Unique features

  • Video Conferencing

  • Interview Practice Session

  • Video Call Recording

  • Commenting/Notes

Functionality

4.4

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7.3K

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150

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Per month

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Total Features

31

Features in Common

6

Unique features

  • For Recruiting Agencies

  • Status Tracking

  • Matching Engine

  • For Staffing Agencies

Functionality

4.2

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10.9K

Price starts from

24

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Total Features

29

Features in Common

7

Unique features

  • Candidate Tracking

  • Matching Engine

  • Customizable Templates

  • Resume Parsing

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Kim W.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Time Saving Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

The results are usually good and usable, sometimes there is some compatibility issues but it is usually due to wifi issues.

Pros

We are able to do candidate evaluations at the beginning of the recruitment process to weed out unqualified candidates and identify highly regarded talent. This saves our client's time in the process by using the SparkHire videos as a first interview to view when they have time in their day.

Cons

I wish we could edit more to delete wifi glitches or shorten if needed.

Vendor response

Hi Kim, Thank you for sharing your experience using Spark Hire! We are so happy to hear that our candidate evaluations feature has been helpful in saving your clients' time! We appreciate hearing from you!

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Brian J.

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Not the traditional way to interview in public schools

Reviewed 3 years ago

There was a period of time when our clients were not receiving the interviews or notifications from the Spark Hire app. Our representative was very cooperative and his response times were always within a 24 hour period. He returned all of my calls and even talked to our IT people here to troubleshoot the problem. My overall experience with Spark Hire has been a wonderful experience from the beginning. We were put in a very difficult situation with the pandemic first emerged and they helped us address a huge need in our industry.

Pros

The most important part of the addition of Spark Hire to our organization is that it has given us the flexibility to offer applicants an opportunity to complete a quality interview experience during a very difficult period of time. We were able to provide our principals with an opportunity to review countless interviews in a very short period of time.

Cons

There was only one hiccup with the software, but that was corrected with a few phone calls and collaboration between Spark Hire's Helpdesk and our IT department.

Vendor response

Hi Brian, We appreciate your wonderful review about your experience using Spark Hire's video interviewing! We are happy to hear that our platform has been helpful in connecting you with candidates while in-person interviews haven't been an option. Happy hiring!

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Monica C.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Reviewed 2 years ago

Time saved and more applicants screed. Our service delivery to has been massively improved.

Pros

I love that this has become an essential part of our screening process, it eliminates the time spent conducting face to face interviews with candidates that are not suitable for certain roles, thus saving us time. It also speeds up the time in getting candidates in front of the hiring manager. The video is a great selling tool for us internally.

Cons

I wish that there was an avatar, this is the only thing similar providers have that Spark doesn't offer.

Vendor response

Hi Monica, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that our platform has helped save you time and that video interviews have become such an integral part of your screening process. Thank you again for sharing your experience using Spark Hire!

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Marikaye D.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Significant time saved with improved candidate review process

Reviewed 7 years ago

Faster higher process. Saved time and resources. Better quality candidates moving forward through our hiring process. Able to collaborate more as a team to identify the best candidates.

Pros

As a virtual company, I love the ability to 'meet' the candidates and more strongly identify their cultural fit prior to a phone interview. Prior to using Spark Hire's one-way interviews, we spent significantly more time on phone interviews. With the one way interviews, we now can 'meet' the candidates, have questions that give us greater insight into a candidate from just their resume/cover letter, and allow the candidate to present their best self to us in a setting that's most comfortable and convenient for them. Too, we love that we can easily share the recordings with our team to have a more collaborative process.

Cons

For live interviews we involve our team, and being virtual we're not in the same location. With current system, can't currently have everyone on one live interview together.

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JoAnna H.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Like Hiring a Recruiting Team!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very positive! We use Spark hire to interview participants for academic programs, so is a bit different than many other users. Instead of using an interview process to select one person for one job, we use Spark Hire to interview 100, 200 or more candidates to fill 20, 60 or 100 positions (depending on program).

Pros

Spark Hire is a great tool for increasing interview and selection efficiency. My team conducts 200-300 interviews a year, and managing all pieces of the process became very time consuming. We initially tried Sparkhire for one of our programs and had a great experience. We've now rolled out Spark hire for more than 4 programs, and it's honestly like we've expanded our team by 2-3 headcount.

Cons

There are few items that are a little confusing on the main dashboard. Setting up Spark Hire takes a bit of time, but it's not too bad!

Vendor response

Hi JoAnna, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so happy to hear that our platform has helped increase your interview and selection efficiency. Happy hiring!

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Lauren G.

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire Improves Time to Fill

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are solving the time to fill numbers and also improving the interaction from recruiter to candidate.

Pros

This product has been easy to integrate within our Applicant Tracking System. It allows us to interview faster which is helping our time to fill numbers tremendously.

Cons

I would prefer to have more customization options for communicating with candidates within Spark Hire. We have several hubs to recruit for and I need to be able to personalize the message.

Vendor response

Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for sharing your experience using Spark Hire! We appreciate you sharing how time-saving our platform has been for you and how easily it has integrated with your ATS. Happy hiring!

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Lisa D.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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INFUSEmedia. New approach to the hiring process

Reviewed 3 years ago

It saves a lot of time for hiring teams! I receive 99% of positive feedback from candidates. A great tool to use nowadays, when remote working is a new reality!

Pros

The platform is awesome! Easy to use, user-friendly, all the tutorials are in place!

Cons

I love the product, and no cons were spotted so far.

Vendor response

Hi Lisa, We appreciate your wonderful review about your experience using Spark Hire's video interviewing! We are so happy to hear how easy to use and time-saving you have found our platform. Happy hiring!

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Amy H.

Insurance, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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The best technical support and customer service!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Cuts initial interview time in half (or more), candidate can complete at their convenience, recruiter can review at their convenience, gives a good sense of how serious the candidate is without having to schedule a formal face to face meeting. When 2 people interview over 1000 people a year, this is HUGE!

Pros

Spark Hire took a 45 min phone interview to a 10 min video interview and a 10 min phone interview (only for the videos we approved)! Cut the time in half and have a better understanding of the client - win win!

Cons

Many times our candidates don't have the internet speed for a clear connection. Sound and video quality is shaky then.

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Amanda K.

Facilities Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sparkhire Review 2021

Reviewed 3 years ago

Allows a higher volume of candidates to engage in the prescreen process.

Pros

It is very user friendly as an administrator. It is easy to set up questions, walk candidates through the process and provide the shareable link with hiring managers.

Cons

When submitting directly from Sparkhire most candidates think the link for completion is spam, or it goes into their junk mail so you spend time trying to connect with these candidates.

Vendor response

Hi Amanda, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear how easy to use you have found our platform. Happy hiring!

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Randy A.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire is an effective, user-friendly and affordable option for acquiring video applications.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Through Spark Hire I am able to more efficiently and accurately screen applicants, which bolsters the conversion rates of my candidates for my clients. This, of course, makes me look good!

Pros

What I like most about Spark Hire is that it's so easy to use both for applicants and for recruiters or HR teams. Also, I can easily customize every aspect of the entire process down to the last detail.

Cons

If Spark Hire would "self-integrate" an Applicant Tracking System or at least the very basics functions of an ATS, it would be the perfect platform. One specific example is to view a video application and being able to immediately and seamlessly send a "customizable" email template to candidates. This is because specific thoughts/ideas/suggestions come to mind that are unique to each applicant and it would be extremely efficient and productive to be able to spontaneously write to/communicate with them.

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Sarah Z.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire Rocks

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, this platform is fantastic. It is part of our recruitment's team usage daily. We have had much success cutting down our interview time frame and getting quality talent in seats in a most efficient time frame.

Pros

The ease of use. You could literally not have a tutorial on how to use this product and still figure it out. It is very user friendly.

Cons

Nothing!! I am most happy with this product.

Vendor response

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear how easy to use and time-saving you have found our platform. We love having you as a customer!

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Casey B.

Staffing and Recruiting, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Spark Hire is Great!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Spark Hire has really helped make our interview process more effective and efficient. By using Spark Hire for our initial interviews, we are able to spend more time focusing on the candidates that we want to move forward with, and less time on the initial interview process. Spark Hire is also very user friendly, both on the admin side and the interviewee side. Additionally, with the video interviews stored in Spark Hire, we are able to easily share these interviews with members of our Leadership Team, allowing the team to communicate and collaborate about our candidates.

Cons

We do not have any complaints about Spark Hire!

Vendor response

Hi Casey, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that Spark Hire has helped make your interview process more effective and efficient. We love having you as a customer!

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Bethany B.

Human Resources, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Very Happy With Spark Hire!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Awesome overall experience! From HR to hiring Supervisors it is our favorite tool!

Pros

We appreciate the ease of Spark Hire. Also your customer service is top notch!

Cons

No Cons. All around great experience and used for every job opening that we have.

Vendor response

Hi Bethany, Thank you so much for sharing your experience using Spark Hire! We are so happy to hear how easy to use you have found our platform and that you've had a great experience. Thanks again for your feedback!

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Jennifer H.

Food Production, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Great Product, Great Value

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great! Regular support calls on features along with the fast Support tool for us and our candidates if we run into issues is always responsive!

Pros

The one-way videos work great to cut time on phone screens and I can share live answers with members of our team easily!

Cons

Nothing I think it works great as it, keep it simple.

Vendor response

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear that our platform has helped you cut down on time-consuming phone screens and that you've found our platform easy to use. Thanks again for sharing your experience using Spark Hire!

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Julie G.

Staffing and Recruiting, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall, my experience with Spark Hire has been extremely positive. I appreciate its user friendly nature, prompt customer service, customization features (e.g. one minute responses vs. three minute responses).

Pros

I appreciate the having the various interview options (e.g. open) - I specifically prefer the one-way interview option.

Cons

Not being able to update the candidate's information on the backend e.g. name is mispelled or email needs to change when you open a candidate's profile.

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Maddison S.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Our experience with Spark Hire has been so positive! We use it everyday to screen talent!

Reviewed 7 years ago

It is a huge time saver! I love being able to view our candidates ahead of time before we move forward in our hiring process!

Pros

Spark Hire provides our company with an easy way to view and vet talent interested in joining our platform. It is fairly self-explanatory and takes a huge load off of our team (if it weren't for Sparkhire we would have to do all phone or skype interviews which is highly time consuming.

Cons

From a back-end view, it is not always easy to personalize the videos--if there was a way that we could adjust the questions to be more brand specific that would be very helpful.

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Joe R.

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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SparkHire Rocks!

Reviewed 3 years ago

It has been great. I've used asynchronous interview software before and SparkHire is the top of the list.

Pros

We have saved a bundle in interview travel costs and reduced time to fill!

Cons

Hard to say.. Really no immediate drawbacks that I can see.

Vendor response

Hi Joe, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear how time and cost-saving Spark Hire has been for you! Happy hiring!

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Events Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Reviewed 6 years ago

Great customer service and technical support.

Pros

The ease of being able to screen candidates in large amounts for cultural fits in the company.

Cons

The inability to brand different groups internally. We can only have one company brand, but internally many of our departments function with their own unique identity.

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Bradford W.

Telecommunications,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and exceptional customer service

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

Their customer service. Most HR technologies require me to be a go-between and try to troubleshoot tickets. If one of my candidates is having problems, Spark Hire calls them directly (yes, calls them! not emails them... such a great service!).

Cons

There is no screen sharing option. But honestly I don't even need that for 99% of the candidates I'm interviewing.

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Burak K.

Public Policy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A great time-saver (in the era of the pandemic)!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It helped me get more productive and efficient work-wise during the time of COVID-19.

Pros

I love that Spark Hire turns the hiring processes in the era of the pandemic into a convenient, more effective, and relatively more stress-free for everyone involved. It is a great tool for video interviewing--I highly recommend it!

Cons

I have yet to find any problems with this software. I am pretty happy with its features.

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Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Spark Hire - One Way Video Interviewing

Reviewed 6 years ago

Clients enjoy 'meeting' candidates before deciding who to invite to interview. Candidates appreciate that it saves time and cost of fighting traffic and attending interviews when a video interview can save time.

Pros

The ability to schedule candidates to take one-way video interviews in their own time.

Cons

The standard email that is sent to candidates is very basic, but love that we can customize it.

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Scott S.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Spark Hire has been an amazing addition to our hiring process to truly filter and find the motivated

Reviewed 7 years ago

What is great about using Spark Hire is that it is so seamless and easy to use. You can jump in and review 15 candidates in less than 30 minutes and get a feel for how these people communicate. One of the biggest things when hiring people is getting below the surface and understanding the 80% of who they are. Its called the iceberg affect. When you interview in person you are only usually getting...

Pros

What is great about using Spark Hire is that it is so seamless and easy to use. You can jump in and review 15 candidates in less than 30 minutes and get a feel for how these people communicate. One of the biggest things when hiring people is getting below the surface and understanding the 80% of who they are. Its called the iceberg affect. When you interview in person you are only usually getting...

Cons

The one thing that I would say is to make it easier to Rate a candidate overall not just from video to video. I know this is an option but making it easier to find would be helpful.

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Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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We love Spark Hire!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I am extremely happy with the Spark Hire product.

Pros

Working in HR for a large organization with multiple locations makes it difficult at times to coordinate the interview process. But instead of me providing my feedback, I'd like to share some of the comments I have received from various departments in our organization regarding the Spark Hire video interviewing platform. "I thought the process was pretty revealing actually. As the viewer it was...

Cons

Again, I'd like to share feedback I have received from hiring managers. Keep in mind some of these may just be viewer/reviewer error. "A good candidate might get screened out if they are not as tech savvy as other candidates. That might be fine for a tech job but not a relevant for others." "What I didn’t like was the review options within Spark. It was essentially a STAR ranking system with comments. Once submitted, you cannot go back and make edits." "I wish the view of all the videos showed me some kind of summary of how I ranked each person (and even the comments I wrote)."

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Julia M.

Civil Engineering, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great time saver

Reviewed 3 years ago

This has alleviated a lot of stress of our graduate recruitment campaign, really adding value in the processes of differentiating one applicant from another based on their pre recorded responses, great for high volumes. This is an easy product to use and the backend support if fabulous, very very happy with the experience we have had.

Pros

This product is great for junior level positions and senior roles. We use it for bulk recruitment and specialised positions and the functional meets the needs of both types of recruitment. The personalised support is also very good with Spark Hire our support person is also available and up for any question we through at them.

Cons

Initially when we started using panel interviews was not a function but I understand that is now available. Don't have a heap of negatives as it really does the job we need it to.

Vendor response

Hi Julia, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that our platform has been helpful in alleviating the stress of your graduate recruitment campaign and has added value in differentiating one applicant from another. Happy hiring!

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Management Consulting, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Spark Hire Makes Hiring More Efficient

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Spark Hire is the "new normal" for hiring, helping to make the hiring process more efficient while still maintaining a personal touch. It allows you to set up either one-way or two way interviews with potential candidates, allowing great screening prior to final in-person interviews. It is ideal for all sizes of companies and for most (if not all) positions. I like that the questions can be customized,...

Cons

Up to this point, I have not found any "cons" that would prevent me from using or recommending the product. I guess one "con" would be getting potential candidates to actually get over their reticence about doing a video interview, but honestly if they refuse then they are generally not the type of candidates that my clients would be looking for.