Pre-Recorded Video Interviewing

Save time by letting candidates pre-record video answers to your interview questions.

Automate screening interviews

Automate screening interviews

Interview more candidates

Interview more candidates

Cut Time-to-hire in half

Cut Time-to-hire in half

Review videos at your own pace

Review videos at your own pace


Pre-recorded video-interviewing software

Pre-recorded interviewing is a powerful recruitment tool which allows candidates to record a video of themselves answering interview questions. They do this by using a personal device which can connect to the internet, such as a mobile phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. The videos are then submitted for a recruiter to review at a convenient time. Recruiters also have the ability to replay, fast-forward or share the recorded responses with colleagues.


It’s no wonder so many hiring teams are switching from phone interviews to pre-recorded video interviews. They’re much more convenient for everyone—HR professionals and job applicants alike!

Why choose a pre-recorded video interviewing system?

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Reduce the Time It Takes to Conduct Screening Interviews

Time-saving is one of the top benefits of using pre-recorded video interviewing software, especially during the screening stage. By using this technology, recruiters can eliminate the need to schedule interviews and, since they won’t be performing the interviews themselves, allow an unlimited number of interviews to be done at the same time. The platform also enables recruiters to shorten the interview by limiting the time candidates are given to respond. These time savings allow recruiters to focus their attention on evaluating the quality of their candidates.

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Pre-Recorded Interviews Make Time Zones Irrelevant

Coordinating an interview with someone in a different time zone is challenging. With pre-recorded videos, candidates can record their answers on their own time from anywhere in the world. Since the candidates are doing the interview solo, recruiters don’t need to work late to accommodate remote applicants, meaning they won’t have to put in unnecessary overtime, leading to a less stressed and happier workforce.
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Mobile-Friendly Pre-Recorded Interview Platform

With the VidResponse mobile interviewing app, applicants can complete their video interview from a mobile device with speed and ease. The free app is available on both Android and iOS devices. It’s designed to provide the best possible candidate experience, so an applicant won’t give up on their pre-recorded interview because the app isn’t working efficiently.

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Customize Your Rating System

The pre-recorded video interviewing software comes with the capability to use and customize a rating system for a quick evaluation of the candidates. Recruiters can input the rating scale they already use or customize it to meet their specific needs. By having a rating system built-in, your team will not forget to complete it, which means they’ll make more objective decisions about the most qualified candidates.
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Share Applicant Video Responses with Your Hiring Manager

Recruiters can share candidate response videos with anyone on your team, including the hiring manager and other coworkers. If you want to share, the system will provide you with a link you can send manually, or the system can send it automatically. The link will give your team the ability to watch the videos, take notes in the system, and even share the information with additional people on their team. You can also opt to send them the rating system to allow more detailed evaluations. If you like, this method can be password protected, as well. By getting opinions on the candidate, your team will be able to make the decision making process more transparent, resulting in a higher quality employee.
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How Pre-Recorded Interviewing Eliminates Bias in Your Interview Process

Underlying biases do exist and it can cause a huge problem for recruiters. The rating system which comes with the pre-recorded interviewing software can help reduce the risk of biases becoming part of the hiring decision. Since you’re able to share information easily, you’ll have more opinions to consider and be able to identify if someone on your team is consistently making decisions based on a personal bias. If this is the case, your company can address the issue easily and provide data to prove suspicions.
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What is a pre-recorded video interview?

Unlike a live video interview, a pre-recorded video interview does not require interviewer(s) and interviewee(s) to meet at a pre-determined time. Instead, the interviewer sends a unique link to candidates inviting them to complete their virtual interview whenever works best (24/7). During the pre-recorded video interview, job applicants are asked a series of interview questions (either through written text or pre-recorded video). They follow simple instructions to record their responses to the questions. Recruiters and hiring professionals can then watch, score and compare the recorded video interviews whenever they’d like. The video responses can be easily shared with other decision makers involved in the hiring process, who can also review them when time allows. No wonder they are so popular!

Does pre-recorded video interviewing speed up hiring?

Pre-recorded video interviewing can definitely speed up hiring time—by up to 80%! Pre-recorded video interviews are the most convenient interviewing option out there because everyone who participates in one does so on their own time. This helps accelerate hiring by eliminating scheduling conflicts. It also saves time and money on needless travel to meet in-person, which is too common during the early screening stages of hiring. Instead, HR professionals simply watch job applicants’ recorded interview responses when they have time. They can easily rate candidates and make comments, allowing hiring teams to collaborate and shortlist applicants with ease.

Can pre-recorded video interviews help recruiters overcome time zone challenges?

Yes! Pre-recorded video interviews make time zone challenges a thing of the past! Traditional in-person interviews and live video interviews require at least two people (perhaps more if there’s a hiring team) to all meet at a pre-arranged time. This can be difficult because of people’s busy schedules, and it’s especially challenging when trying to interview people in multiple time zones. Say goodbye to scheduling conflicts! Pre-recorded video interviews do not require anyone to meet at a certain time; all participants get involved on their own time—either recording answers to interview questions or reviewing the video recordings. This allows HR professionals to interview and hire top talent anywhere in the world, breaking down geographical barriers.

Can pre-recorded video interviews minimize hiring bias?

Yes, pre-recorded video interviews can help reduce hiring bias—both conscious and unconscious. Unfortunately, there are many types of hiring biases, which lead to bad hires and even expensive lawsuits. Thankfully video interviewing can help minimize bias in the recruitment process. How? One sure fire way is by incorporating structured digital interview questions into pre-recorded video interviews. This scientifically-proven interviewing technique helps reduce bias by asking the same questions in the same way in the same order to ALL candidates. Pre-recorded interviews also allow hiring teams to engage multiple stakeholders, re-watch video responses, share feedback and arrive at a hiring consensus more fairly. Candidates’ independent scores are automatically ranked so those that scored the highest move to the top of the shortlist.

How do pre-recorded video interviews compare with telephone interviews?

Say goodbye to annoying phone tag and long email threads! Compared to the hassle of telephone interviews, pre-recorded video interviews are a huge time saver. Pre-recorded interviews 100% eliminate the need to schedule a mutually-convenient time for an interview. Instead, candidates record answers to interview questions at their convenience—and hiring teams review the recorded responses whenever they have time, greatly facilitating the hiring process. Video interviews also reveal much more information about candidates than phone interviews. Over the phone, recruiters can only hear candidates’ voices. Video interviews allow hiring teams to see applicants’ facial expressions, mannerisms, as well as background indicators, giving HR professionals more well-rounded assessments of the candidates they’re interviewing.


It’s important for recruiters to have a clear understanding of the products they are using to streamline the screening process, as it allows them to get the most out of the platform while enjoying an easy, user-friendly experience. For more on video interviews and how they can help your organization, visit the pages below.

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