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Spark Hire Pricing

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4.8

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149

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Lite: $149/month (billed monthly)

Pro: $299/month (billed monthly)

Growth: $499/month (billed monthly)

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I like that there are a variety of pricing levels with various features to best fit a user's needs.
I would highly recommend Spark Hire to anyone trying to streamline your hiring and interview process, it's worth the investment.

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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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Jennifer H.

Food Production, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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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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Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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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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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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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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.

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Artem V.

1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Manager, Inside Sales

Reviewed 6 years ago

We are trying to accomplish a few different things with Spark Hire. First and foremost, we want to widen our candidate pool. The positions where we use Spark Hire usually have 100+ applicants. Typically we would bring in only 5 of those candidates to interview in-person, but by using Spark Hire's one-way interview feature, we can widen our net and video interview up to 20 candidates. Many times we end up hiring someone who would not have gotten an in-person interview had we only selected the top 5 candidates.

Pros

Sparkhire is a good platform for video interviewing. Whether you're using it for one position or multiple positions, it can handle the job. It's user interfaces are intuitive and the functionality allows us to do many things. In fact we don't even take advantage of all the software is able to do. The one-way interview feature is by fare what we use the most often. It allows us to interview more people to begin with. The set up of the interviews is easy and the feature that lets you record video intros to any question you send is very nice as well.

Cons

The pricing for this software is different. You pay based on the number of jobs you want to use it for at the same time. Since our hiring goes in cycles, many times we only need it for one job, but sometimes we need it for up to 5 jobs. We end up paying for 5 jobs all throughout the year since that is the max number we might need, but we only use it for 1 job much of the year. There are some little features that could be improved, and we'd love for Spark Hire to tie into our current application system (it does some but not ours), but overall we like the product.

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Beth W.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great value for video interviewing!

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

When we were reviewing video interview platforms, I was surprised by how much fluctuation in price there was. Some of the other vendors had a few more "bells & whistles", but they were, for the most part, unnecessary - and the price they were charging was significantly higher than Spark Hire. We've used Spark Hire for 2 years now, and they have certainly met our needs for a video interview platform, and at a great price! They also integrate with several ATS platforms, which is convenient. The support team is very responsive and helpful, and my account rep is fantastic.

Cons

The only thing I wish I could add is an option to save a filter, so I can always start on the page with just my interviews, or just active jobs/open interviews. Other than that, I can't think of any "cons".

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Michelle S.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Making my life easier!

Reviewed 5 years ago

My overall experience has been great. They've helped us be more efficient. I even asked them if they integrated with our ATS provider. They didn't at the time, but they made it happen for us. I can't say enough. Love, love, love the product!

Pros

I love Spark Hire! I can't say enough about it and recommend it to all my HR colleagues. It's so easy to use and it integrates directly into our ATS. Candidates automatically get the invite to take the interview and our hiring managers can set aside time in advance to review the interviews. It is a time saver! I've used HireVue in the past and Spark Hire works just as seamlessly and the pricing is much more digestable.

Cons

I wish it was even more integrated with our ATS than it is. It would be great if the videos actually sat within the person's application instead of having to leave the ATS to view them and then go back to change the candidate disposition.

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Jillian H.

Facilities Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire is the best thing we have done for our in-house recruiting efforts

Reviewed 6 years ago

We no longer waste time phone-screening candidates. Every resume we receive is acknowledged with a request to complete spark hire. The completion rate is around 23% but with the number of applicants we have, 23% is more than enough.

Pros

Spark Hire is seriously THE BEST thing we've done for our in house recruiting efforts. It has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of candidates we are able to thoroughly screen while simultaneously reducing the time and money associated with doing so. Since adding Spark Hire in December, we've increased our candidate review rate by +24%. Cost per applicant has been reduced 9% and cost per hire is down 13%. On top of that, their customer service is incredible.

Cons

Very few negatives. Occasionally we've had bugs - which are quickly corrected. And we've come up with a few ideas that could improve ease of use but nothing that has dramatically impacted our overall experience.

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Alexis Eva A.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Disappointed by price

Reviewed 3 years ago

It was fine - but there were too many things that I didn't like for me to continue being a paid customer. I find another alternative

Pros

The video quality was very good, as is the candidate interface, and their customer service was attentive.

Cons

1) Trial period is too short and they charged me directly without asking me beforehand (I hate that!). I know I gave me C/C info but I feel that you should confirm the option with the client before charging. Even the customer service rep who was following up with me was surprised that I had been charged before we had even had our first call. 2) The candidate response time for the one-way interviewing was capped at 3 min. My questions require greater response time. 3) To increase the allotted time you have to upgrade to another pricepoint which was not what I wanted to do. 4) The number of ppl from my team who could access the interviews was limited.

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Denise M.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Spark Hire is fantastic

Reviewed 6 years ago

Video is the future and Spark Hire made it both easy and affordable for a small boutique recruitment firm to offer the tool to our candidates and clients.

Pros

Easy to use Customizable/Brandable Lots of training and available training info Super Quality Phone App for candidate use Affordable Great, great, great support People 18-50 were comfortable using the platform

Cons

We stopped using SparkHire because our clients did not find the value and weren't watching the candidate interviews. We found some candidates over 50 years old struggled with the technology and weren't comfortable taping themselves. It didn't help to "highlight" them as a candidate.

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Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Ideal Software for Your Video Conference Calls

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Although this program was designed to interview applicants, I use it to interview my clients that can’t meet with me in person. I basically want to get a feel of their needs and preferences and I believe that body language is important. No need to worry about a complicated software. It’s quite straightforward and simple to use. The video and audio is clear and I can complete my video sessions in a timely manner. This software allows you to write notes about your clients so you can keep track about your conversations. I’m so glad I found this software online.

Cons

The price is quite steep and they charge by a number of people you talk to. I think they should just make a package for basic and unlimited calls so it won’t be too costly.

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Claudia M.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ACCES Employment Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

It's been a great experience. We are now looking at training so we can take advantage of all that the product offers.

Pros

The software is very easy to navigate, and we have not received any complaints from our clients

Cons

We don't have any complaints at this time, other that we wish it was a little less expensive since we are paying in Canadian dollars

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Medical Practice, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Game Changer

Reviewed 5 years ago

I can't imagine doing my job without it. It is so affordable, the customer service reps are awesome, and I have yet to have a candidate complain about their experience.

Pros

The one-way interview option has significantly cut back on the amount of time I spend interviewing a candidate. I now utilize this as my knockout session and it has saved me and the candidate a lot of time.

Cons

For a while there were some issues with it's integration with Adobe Flash. They have since resolved this.

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Stacey D.

Staffing and Recruiting, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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SparkHire is a great value add for a video intro on a resume

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

We use it to help our candidates and consultants stand out from the rest of applicants and add a video introduction to their resume using SparkHire.

Cons

Sometimes candidates have a hard time downloading the flashware needed to get it to work on their computer. Also, overall audio quality is spotty at times.

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Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Great way to bring candidates and clients together!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Easy way to connect candidates and clients from different locations.

Pros

- Easy to use - Customizable to your company using the questions you want to use - Pre-made questions and templates - Phone app

Cons

The biggest con is not anything the company can do or change - but it is the difficulty that some candidates have in creating a quality video. ex: cannot use the app, too much light, too dark, poor video quality, sound cutting in and out. - Video quality was sometimes lacking - Expensive

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Evan W.

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Sparkhire is great for interviewing candidates

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This application is extremely easy to use and the navigation is almost self explanatory. No background knowledge in computers is required to use this app and is great for interviews.

Cons

The downside to this application is that it does cost a fair amount per month. That being said, it limits smaller businesses and companies from adopting this app to their workflow.

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Meaza D.

Primary/Secondary Education, self-employed

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good Resource

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall a cost-effective software and reduces time needed for selection.

Pros

Saves time and makes the selection process manageable. It also sends reminders to candidates who have not completed recording their video before the deadline which is a great feature.

Cons

Email messages can't be customized. It requires the user to create an additional message with instructions.

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Amanda H.

Human Resources, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love this service! It has been a time saver for our organization!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Time savings.

Pros

The amount of time we have saved by utilizing this service for the first step in our interviewing process! The cost is very reasonable and worth the value!

Cons

Product does not work well for Manufacturing candidates because of computer familiarity for this group of candidates.

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Jay W.

Telecommunications, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A nice to have

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Spark hire is super efficient for the hiring process. The user interfaces are super intuitive and the functionality continues to grow. The updates have been really impressive and allows us to do many things

Cons

Should have a more flexible pricing plan. There is always going to be a fluctuation in job openings. Sometimes 10 and sometimes none. More often than not it is none. But in order to use spark hire, we would consistently be paying the service for 10 job openings