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Spark Hire review by Pete E.
Pete E.
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"A Game-Changer for Small Business Recruiting"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that we can increase our pool of potential candidates by having an easy, efficient online interview stage.

What do you dislike?

What's not to like? I mean, I'm sure there have been times when I struggled to find something or it didn't work quite right, but they aren't what has stuck in my head.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I haven't tried any alternative, but I have no need to. Spark Hire works a treat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We really wanted to cut down the time wasted on candidates who we called to interview based on application but were clearly not the right fit from the minute they stepped in the door. In a small business, you can't afford to take an hour out of your day to interview people you know you're not going to take on. And it's a waste of the candidate's time too. With Spark Hire, we get a much better impression of our candidates before we've put a lot of effort in. Spark Hire has improved our recruitment process no end. We have found that, since we started using it, we have been able to consider far more candidates and we've been able to filter them down to a few that really match the requirement.

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Spark Hire review by Cobey D.
Cobey D.
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"Win-Win for employers & candidates"

What do you like best?

The entire platform! Spark Hire connects organizations and candidates in a way that ensures it's a win-win and perfect match for both. The platform is user-friendly for employers and candidates, and flexible to meet our needs. We can easily set up jobs and customize interview questions to meet the job requirements, which has been an essential tool in vetting which candidates have the appropriate experience. We spend less time finding the most qualified candidates and we get the same feedback from our candidates. Once hired, we receive genuine feedback about how easy the platform is to use, that they felt excited to try the new technology, and that it demonstrated our commitment as an organization to using technology in new and meaningful ways.

What do you dislike?

Every part of this platform is built to connect employers and candidates in a meaningful way, so we have no complaints!

Recommendations to others considering the product

This platform provides the ease of setting up jobs and job specific interview questions. It also makes it easy to review candidates as a team and provide an independent review. We also receive feedback from those we hire about their experience and they all say that use of Spark Hire was a contributing factor to joining our agency - they truly enjoyed the process!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a small business, this platform has helped to streamline our hiring process, allowing us to compete for quality candidates through a shorter hiring process. The use of innovative technology also communicates a key aspect of our culture that resonates with the type of professionals we hire at our agency - those who are savvy about new media technologies and embrace using new tools in ways that enhance the communication process.

What Video Interviewing solution do you use?

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Spark Hire review by Joanne T.
Joanne T.
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"Huge time saver and very easy to use!"

What do you like best?

We really are very happy with Spark Hire and the ease of use for everyone. It has really freed up a lot of time for our team during the interview process and also has helped us quickly sort through applicants that are really interested in the positions we are hiring for and not just looking to get their application quota in for the week. We were not sure about switching video interviews but now love it and wish we would have started using Spark Hire earlier.

What do you dislike?

Our only dislike, that is no fault of Spark Hire, is that some applicants are intimidated by a video interview. We just have to be very thorough in our communication that it really is a win-win for them and us. They get to show us their great personalities and do it on their own time! We get to see their interview on our own time and schedule. Win-Win!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are considering a video interview platform, definitely consider Spark Hire. I have had great communication with them and they have always been helpful and even have asked me for feedback and what can be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spark Hire has given us back time in our busy days. We are no longer wasting our time on phone interviews when it is obvious that it would not be a good fit on either side. The dashboard is very easy to navigate, it's very easy to share the interviews with other team members and we can go back and re-watch an interview if we missed something the first time. We could not be happier with this great tool.

Spark Hire review by Kaitlyn U.
Kaitlyn U.
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"Spark Hire's easy to use platform and excellent customer service."

What do you like best?

No implementation! Within a week or so of learning about Spark Hire, we were using the platform. The system is intuitive and easy to use and the customer service representatives are available any time for our questions. You have the same customer service rep throughout, so they get to know your institution and needs. When you begin using the platform, you get steps for success emails with easy to use instructions on getting started and best practices. The Spark Hire platform allows our hiring managers to have access to candidates across the country without the awkwardness of phone interviews or travel expenses. Our managers have been able to gain insight to an unlimited number of candidates while saving time and resources. We’ve had great response and feedback from managers and candidates alike.

What do you dislike?

We have not run into anything we dislike while using Spark Hire.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Save money on recruitment expenses, saves time and resources when interviewing, allows for record keeping of video interviews.

Spark Hire review by Kellie F.
Kellie F.
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"Excellent service and support"

What do you like best?

Spark Hire has changed our interview dynamic. With the addition of the one way interview, we are able to process candidates more efficiently and test their skills, too. This allows us to set our questions and get answered what we really need in order to determine a hire. We like the functionality of using our own questions but appreciate the ones offered by Spark Hire. Also, the support has been helpful and questions are readily answered. Concerns are resolved quickly which is also important. It's an easily adaptable platform and is very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

We have no issues with Spark Hire at this time. However, one recommendation I would have is to keep working on implementing it's functionality with ATS systems more easily. It would be great if the interview could auto populate into the ATS system without having to go into Spark Hire for viewing or without having to receive an alert. Auto integration would complete the cycle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Spark Hire; it's been a valuable tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had run into a lengthier time frame with our interview process. Spark Hire has helped us to efficiently solve this issue without giving up the quality we need with the candidates.

Spark Hire review by Brian A.
Brian A.
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"Great product, excellent service"

What do you like best?

The interface is clean, easy to use, and works well for both interviewers and applicants. We've gotten great feedback from our applicants on the process as well as the support when they have an issue or a question. We love that SparkHire owns the customer support side, and proactively helps applicants, lifting that load off us.

What do you dislike?

The limitation of 10 questions can be tough - if you want to get feedback on applicants from multiple data points with quick responses, this setting is limiting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Setup is fast and relatively easy - video questions do make it more powerful and a better applicant experience. Can easily save 20% on labor costs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to quickly assess critical skills of applicants and prioritize interviewing those who are the best fit, and for whom we are the best fit for. It's reduced our interview no-show rate by over 85%.

Spark Hire review by Geno F.
Geno F.
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"Manager, Inside Sales"

What do you like best?

SparkHire is incredibly easy to use. I'm able to post a new position and create an interview link within a few minutes. We've received great feedback from candidates using it as well.

What do you dislike?

I have not come across any issues or deficiencies in the platform so far.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Could not recommend this product more. Screening resumes, especially for an entry level sales position, can be very misleading. Making initial phone call interviewers can be extremely time consuming. SparkHire allows us to blend those two initial screens, allowing us to identify talent more effectively and drastically reduce time spent on the initial stages of our hiring process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SparkHire has improved the efficiency of our hiring process by at least 80%. Instead of the time-consuming process of making initial interview calls, we simply send out the video interview link and allow candidates to complete the initial video interview. We are then able to view the videos on our own time to decide who moves on to the next stages of our hiring process.

Spark Hire review by Jennifer C.
Jennifer C.
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"Highly recommend Spark Hire"

What do you like best?

With 24 departments to support and schedule interviews for it's a little difficult getting all interested parties together. With Spark Hire I can set up interviews that the hiring panels can watch whenever they have time to spare. No booking conference rooms, juggling schedules, worrying about no-shows, etc. Having this program allows us to get to through the initial interview process much quicker!

What do you dislike?

So far I have not experienced anything to dislike. I have had a few candidates contact me stating there is a $4.99 fee for the application. There is NOT a fee to download the application. To solve this I have added that information in my invitation to interview notification.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to complete the initial interview much quicker since we don't have to get everyone in the same room at the same time.

Spark Hire review by Tony C.
Tony C.
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"Great Functional Video Interviewing Software"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this product if you have large candidate pools for positions. It can give an extra level of screening and open the door for candidates who may not screen well on paper.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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.

Spark Hire review by Jennifer A.
Jennifer A.
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"Fantastic with one exception!"

What do you like best?

The support we received was excellent and the one-way interviews were a GREAT way to narrow down our prospective candidate field. We will definitely be using Spark Hire again!

What do you dislike?

We didn't like that two-way Live Interviews didn't work with the mobile app - the vast majority of our prospective candidates used mobile for the one-way interviews and we ended up having to do phone interviews for the two-way instead of using Live Interviews. WiFi on the candidates' side was also an issue and we had a lot of dropped video experiences when the Live Interviews were being conducted on the computer platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We gained TONS of time by not conducting in-person interviews with every single promising applicant. We actually only interviewed one person in-person thanks to Spark Hire, so we probably saved close to 40 hours by interviewing everyone else with the one-way screen and by video conference or phone. We saved literally a full work week by using Spark Hire - that's pretty amazing! And that was for a small company with a limited number of applicants for one position - a bigger company, more jobs to hire for, or more applicants could mean an even bigger time savings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We gained TONS of time by not conducting in-person interviews with every single promising applicant. We actually only interviewed one person in-person thanks to Spark Hire, so we probably saved close to 40 hours by interviewing everyone else with the one-way screen and by video conference or phone. We saved literally a full work week by using Spark Hire - that's pretty amazing! And that was for a small company with a limited number of applicants for one position - a bigger company, more jobs to hire for, or more applicants could mean an even bigger time savings.

Spark Hire review by Internal Consultant
Internal Consultant
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"Easy to use and cost effective"

What do you like best?

You can have a monthly contact instead of paying annually which made this the most cost effective option. It also integrates with our internal systems making it user friendly and keeps our processes smooth.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It worked really well for us. The only thing I would change is when we use our ATS integration, having the ability to send to a number of people in one go rather than individually.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you are informing candidates they will receive a video interview and you will have a higher completion rate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to do large volume recruitment using Spark Hire taking less man power and been able to remove the barrier of a CV as we have used Spark Hire to recruit for entry level roles. For these position we do not need prior experience, but as they are sales roles we are looking for personality, drive and commitment which we have been able to assess successfully utilising video interview as our first stage of the interview process.

Spark Hire review by Kristal S.
Kristal S.
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"Increase your capacity"

What do you like best?

Spark Hire is an intuitive platform to setup from the administrator side and for candidates to use. The system provides a substantial time savings for our high volume application roles and gives us an opportunity to create a great candidate experience by being able to follow up with candidates in a timely manner.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to have Spark Hire read to my current applicant tracking system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a few minutes to think through your most important questions across the roles you hire for to create a bank of Spark Hire questions to easily use as you add jobs. Keep the time commitment to answer questions reasonable 20-25 minutes and get excited about having more time on your calendar than when you were scheduling individual screening calls.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being a small team, Spark Hire increases our capacity to screen candidates in a timely fashion, create a great candidate experience and reduces the time between hiring process steps.

Spark Hire review by Joshua P. R.
Joshua P. R.
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"Great tool for video interviews!"

What do you like best?

I liked that the video responses had time limits. You can also navigate to specific answers without having to listen to one long video straight through. This makes it easy to review submissions when time is available, without having to dedicate large amounts of time to the process.

What do you dislike?

There's lots of functionality. This was my first time using it and our HR team didn't use all of the platform's capabilities. That caused a little bit of confusion since we didn't do the entire candidate review process within the Spark Hire environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great, intuitive tool for including video interviews as part of the application process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our business problem is schedule coordinating among multiple staff with busy schedules and various candidates' schedules. Spark Hire allowed us to see candidates without the hassle of coordinating staff and candidate schedules.

Spark Hire review by Brandon E.
Brandon E.
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"Time Saver! "

What do you like best?

Spark Hire allows us to send a large quantity of applicants through the one way interview process super easily. This saves myself tens of hours from scheduling, coordinating, and phone interviewing during the first rounds of the interview process. No joke, tens of hours each and every time we look for a new candidate.

What do you dislike?

I think Spark Hire could do a better job with its sorting of candidates during the review process. If you utilize custom tags and filter it works.... but it could definitely be done much cleaner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are tired of scheduling and handling a bunch of video/phone pre-screen interviews try Spark Hire.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Spark Hire to confirm if the candidates are presentable, able to talk in a professional manor, and can clearly answer the questions asked. This allows us to narrow down the list of hundreds of candidates to a manageable amount in a short period of time.

Spark Hire review by Administrator
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"User friendly and great customer service!"

What do you like best?

So easy to use - no training needed! The menus, options, and ability to hover over an icon and see what it means are all very useful. It's intuitive and makes sense - the tips and practice questions they provide are very helpful to the candidates. I like that you can save interview templates, and the options for how many takes, and length of think and answer time is nice to have control over. The service from the sales side and the technical side has all been excellent! Thank you Spark Hire for being a great partner in our process!

What do you dislike?

Nothing - my own sorting system of tagging and saving videos needs improvement - but that's user error!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't look any further - give them a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have sped up the interview process with the help of Spark Hire, and have been able to review more candidates in a shorter period of time. Candidates have the convenience of completing the interview when it works best for them. No more back and forth trying to schedule an interview during working hours! The customer service at Spark Hire has been great since day 1 - they are easy to work with and their technical support has been very helpful for our candidates and respond in a timely manner.

Spark Hire review by Administrator
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"SparkHire is vital to quality over quantity"

What do you like best?

I really like that I get a higher quality candidate. We also are now getting way less no-shows at interviews and way more hires from interviews. There is just a lot less wasted time all around!

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is that some people just wont do it - or say they have problems and want a phone call. Which is fine whatever yeah but I don't think that they do as the email says and contact SparkHire for help. I get that they are eager for the job - and not all hourly jobs do one-way video interviews - but phone calls do not typically work as well as the videos for us as a company.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think a cool feature would be sort of like google phone. Since some people do not want to do videos I call them - however I am about to go overseas and not be able to do that soon. So we had an idea where people could answer the questions by calling in to us and just leaving them as a voicemail. I tried that and it did not work - the voicemail cut me off bc it was too short a limit on time.

So many just some option for if someone cannot or will not do the video - an easy way to get them to answer the question for someone who cannot give them a phone call.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use the videos in lieu of phone screening potential employees. I am just one girl who does the recruitment for a national company (seven cities and growing) and the phone screens were taking so much time and literally just throwing it in the bin! With SparkHire I ask the same three questions I would have on the phone - and instead of calling people for days I just get the videos when it suits them - and that is amazing for me and the potential hire.

Spark Hire review by Karen Y.
Karen Y.
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"Spark Hire Improves our Efficiency"

What do you like best?

Support!!! The team to support me AND the technical support for candidates is excellent.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there is nothing about Spark Hire that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up was a snap; my representative (Ryan Rodino) is amazing - he's always just a phone call or email away. His goal is to help us be as successful as possible with Spark Hire.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can interview SO many more candidates when utilizing Spark Hire interviews so our "time to fill" statistic is decreasing! This also gives us the ability to have the client preview the interview as well so they're going on more than just our feedback before an on-site invite goes out!

Spark Hire review by Kelly R.
Kelly R.
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"TimeSaver!"

What do you like best?

We loved being able to respond right away to our candidates with an action step they could take to continue the application process. Also, it was very helpful to get to briefly know the candidates and decline the ones that were obviously not a fit, and then be able to dive deeper in with the candidates that we did like during our first live interview. Lastly, our team is located in 2 different countries so this helped us all to get to know the candidates even being in different locations. This resource absolutely saved us time and helped us know our candidates better.

What do you dislike?

As I typed comments while I watched the interviews, it would have been great if it would have saved my comments automatically. I lost all my notes a few times when I forgot to save or closed the window before saving.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helped us work better as a team and saved time

Spark Hire review by Robert E.
Robert E.
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"Spark Hire Allows My Business To Thrive. Spark Hire Is Where Technology Breeds Efficiency "

What do you like best?

This is my second year using Spark Hire. I have been waiting for a service like theirs for years; and in 2016 I finally found it. I am on my third year with Spark Hire and will not be turning back. Without compromising the product, they are professional, customer friendly, and extremely inexpensive compared to competitors in this space.

What do you dislike?

There is very little I dislike about SparkHire. However, I do wish there was a feature to control the duration of the live interviews on my calendar. Currently it defaults to a one hour time slot, while many of our interviews are less than 30 minutes. However, I believe they are currently working on that feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan how you will use the product before starting to build out the backend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have increased productivity with this technology. I am able to interview three times the amount of people with the one-way interview platform, before spending my staff's valuable time on live interviews. This is invaluable and my staff loves it. Even the applicants have commended us for our simple and easy-to-use system (which of course is our use of the Spark Hire platform).

Spark Hire review by Debbie L.
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"Best Tool ever in 2017"

What do you like best?

It's super easy to use! It is worth the money, it's easy to use, has several applications and hiring managers love being able to basically conduct their interview in our office by giving us the questions to ask and they can watch the video interview at their leisure.

What do you dislike?

Some people don't pay attention to what is going on in the background of their video interview and what personal belongings need to be removed from view.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool, give it a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting candidates in front of customers quickly. Generating revenue starts when candidates are hired. We needed to find a way to get our candidates hired as quickly as possible.

Spark Hire review by Oscar R.
Oscar R.
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"The recruitment platform interwiew"

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity in the connection, when I start to ask questions to the employees we can realize that the software fullfill the requeriments when I hire a person. It let me know that the platform is well desingned to those who want to hire peope.

What do you dislike?

First at all, I do not like the price they show when you are going to sing up, I think it too expensive for the service they announce, of course, it is devided into the number of months but it has still a hight cost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend this software because s more comple than other ones, the tools are easy to use and te connections are grate, only for qualified recruiment group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used it a couple of time but the most important thing I have solved is the quality of people that I hire, the softwar allows me to meet the requeriments and the profile of the people I am looking for. The benefits have been many, but the main one is that it has brought me the amount of quelified employees that I have today.

Spark Hire review by Pedro S.
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"The best hiring page software"

What do you like best?

I like that software because I see we can interact with people while we are interviewing them, the easy tools that this program has in without any doubt one of the unique platform that employers and bosses have to use.

What do you dislike?

I don´t like to much the price or cost they offer us , in fact, they show three payment options in which goes from the minor cost pack to hugest cost pack,. They warranty with these methods a only annual payment; in addition to this, the payments are divided in twelve months for a total cost of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this software because it give us the opportunity to improve a new method of hiring personnel and to use better the selected questions to get better results when we hire.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Spak Hire has gave me a lastly connection to the hour to interview people and contact providers through Internet. The major benefit I have received is that with this platform is simple to use because I am able to get more qualify candidates to my business in a fast time by creating selected questions.

Spark Hire review by Theresa B.
Theresa B.
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"Spark Hire for Recruiting in Agency Setting"

What do you like best?

In a nutshell, it's just really easy to use! Easy to share links, easy to review. Candidates seem to be able to log in easily and rarely have technical challenges.

What do you dislike?

I realize this is likely user error, but I've found that candidates don't seem to allow enough lag time at the beginning or end of the interview video.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool allows us to put our candidates' personalities in front of decision-makers, rather than just a resume/application. This can make a big difference for "out of the box" candidates.

Spark Hire review by Michael E.
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" SparkHire is Awesome!"

What do you like best?

SparkHire is a game changer! Extremely well designed, flexible and intuitive. Everything is well designed, reliable and pleasant to use. One-way video screening interviews have accelerated our hiring speed and improved our quality of hire. Cool calendaring function (syncs with Exchange / Outlook) for candidates to select a time slot for two-way interviews etc. It is an outstanding system! And customer service is nothing short of exemplary. A pleasure to work with the SparkHire team.

What do you dislike?

Inability to select two or more retakes AND select limited think time. For instance, you can't select a limit of two re-takes and select 1 minute think time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Huge volume of job applicants to sort through. SparkHire helps us virtually eliminate phone screening calls and increases our quality of hire.

Spark Hire review by Adam M.
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"Sparkhire is a Game Changer for our HR dept!"

What do you like best?

The best aspects of this service are the capacity to Screen/pre-screen applicants on my schedule rather than traditional work hours.

It's also so simple to use that the time investment on the front end makes it super easy to implement and maintain.

Sayonara phone screenings!

What do you dislike?

Most of what I would mark as a negative for my experience would be solved by purchasing a higher tier of the service. :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for a flexible pre-screening of applicants that is easily shared with our team.

Is the first benchmark in assessing applicant capacity...can they operate/figure out the process and will they engage.

By allowing them to re-record their responses, we can assess the mindset of those that make sure to take this step seriously and present the best response, and those that "wing it"...but not well.

Spark Hire review by Scott Sillari V.
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"Spark Hire saves us valuable time during the hiring process"

What do you like best?

I love that I can review 15 candidates in 30 minutes and get a feel for who they are and whether or not they would be a good fit for our culture and if they can communicate well.

What do you dislike?

I would like if it was easier to rate a candidate as a whole not just per video, I know there is an option just make it easier on the initial profile page .

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a must have to save your self a ton of time interviewing people that would not be a culture fit and it is so affordable, literally it's costing you money and time not to have this step in your hiring process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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 the best version of that person, the 20% as you would say. Well, when you add Spark Hire to your hiring system it forces your candidates to be genuine and real because most people are uncomfortable on camera which in turn allows you to see the authenticity of that person to make sure that they would be a culture fit for your business and worth taking to the next step of your interviewing process. Additionally the software is so simple to use and to rate your candidates and leave notes so that you can have multiple people in the account and know what is going on with that candidate even if they were not involved in the interview process. Spark Hire has been a huge value add for our business and it is very affordable.

Spark Hire review by Matt L.
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"Quick, Intuitive, and Effective"

What do you like best?

I love the usability of the platform. Nothing feels convoluted or confusing. A lot of pointing, clicking, recording, and waiting on your invitees to complete their interviews.

What do you dislike?

I honestly cannot think of anything that I dislike about the service, but then again, after watching a demo and consulting with a rep, I feel like my expectations were realistic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to save time interviewing and create a saved interview format that all the hiring managers can view at their earliest convenience, then Spark Hire makes the most sense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a massive time saver, because we all know that a candidate might present in a certain way over the phone. The overwhelming majority of the population however cannot fake the way they present in a video interview, no matter the format.

Spark Hire review by Agency
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"Excellent Product and Service from Sparkhire"

What do you like best?

The interface is great. Candidate feedback has been good but the best part has been the customer service and attention to detail from the the team.

What do you dislike?

Nothing - it's a good product. The only issues we had were with the requirement for users to register but that was actually a useful screening tool as it did not take long and showed an increased desire to interview for the role.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its simple and you will be supported throughout

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are saving huge amounts of time on candidate screening and since using Sparkhire we have not had one bad face to face interview.

Spark Hire review by Dustin G.
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"Must Have Tech"

What do you like best?

Spark Hire saved my management team time and money while hiring 115 employees for our new location.

What do you dislike?

I wish we could have put a video clip together from everyone's video interview to show at orientation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managers do not have to be working a certain day of the week to sit down and conduct an interview.

If you set time limits for each question you know exactly how long its going to take, unlike a face to face interview

Biggest benefit was a year later looking back and seeing the first people to reply to the video interviews are the most engaged employees we have today.

Spark Hire review by User
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"Spark Hire - Awesome tool to differentiate candidates "

What do you like best?

I like the easy to use interface, the ease of use for candidates and the ability to completed video links so easy with our clients. It has been a great candidate differentiation for us and has allowed us to

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it is hard to rerecord one specific question of a list of more than 1.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits: Ability to differentiate candidates, way to show personality, good for an additional candidate screening tool.

Problem: People are not interested in recording the video, or clients aren't watching the video interviews.

Spark Hire review by Maria D.
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"Spark Hie was very useful"

What do you like best?

It was great to see the candidates answer their question once on video and able to share with the hiring team.

What do you dislike?

The interview portion of live had noise and echo> Not sure if it was on our end.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product. Saves time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time. It also helps when a hiring manager is out of State.

Spark Hire review by Ryan W. M.
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"Awesome way to let your candidates speak to you!"

What do you like best?

I love that I can load the questions and I love that I can see what my candidates say, not just have on their resume

What do you dislike?

I dislike that candidates can sometimes feel like it is a negative process. I view it as a way that allows them to shine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best price and use available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved the problem of needing to schedule our busy leaders for in-person interviews without having a good feeling that they will like the candidates from watching their video.

Spark Hire review by Michelle B.
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"Spark Hire Creates Efficiency"

What do you like best?

The Spark Hire platform is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

We haven't run into anything we've disliked

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We started using Spark Hire to cut down on the amount of time it takes our team to screen candidates. We do high volume hiring, and we have a small team. This has really helped us become more efficient and effective.

Spark Hire review by Administrator in Sports
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"Convenience and collaboration in the hiring process streamlined."

What do you like best?

As a virtual team, I love the ability to review candidates with my team in our own time, while still collaborating to find the best hire.

What do you dislike?

For live team interviews, we use an external option to accommodate both a higher number of team members participating and option to record if needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're an entirely virtual team, so face-to-face interviews aren't an option. Using video interviews we're able to more efficiently go through our hiring process using one-way interviews and only moving select candidates onto live and/or phone interviews.

Spark Hire review by Sarah Z.
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"Excellent technology for today's recruiting"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, customer support, time saved using this product

What do you dislike?

Nothing at the moment, other than requiring 40 or more characters for this field.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend, we have had a very positive outcome using this product thus far.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is definitly a time saving product. Eliminates needles steps in our process.

Spark Hire review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"A Very Effective Tool for the Hiring Process"

What do you like best?

The software easily allows me to screen initial candidates more effectively than traditional methods. Hiring is very time consuming and Spark Hire makes everything more efficient when it comes to interviewing a large number of candidates.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything that I dislike about the platform, it has always worked very well for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's absolutely worth it and I always recommend it to colleagues. It's not an expensive platform either, so it's worth trying it out so you can realize the benefits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a small team with no HR department, so every step in the hiring process is handled by me, while also carrying many other responsibilities. Using Spark Hire's video interview platform allows me to quickly find candidates that are a potential fit for the position, and I don't have to rely on just the resume or time consuming initial interviews via phone.

Spark Hire review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Simple tool for qualifying candidates"

What do you like best?

It’s a simple, customizable tool to source candidates or to add value to a submission.

What do you dislike?

It’s a bit confusing to add a job before you are able to request video interviews and you are only allowed to work on 5 jobs at a time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good value for the platform. Others may have more features but much more pricey.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Going through candidates to check their personality and/or skills- technical and communication skills.

Spark Hire review by Becky H.
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"Spark Hire is very user friendly, time saving and an essentail tool for our hiring needs. "

What do you like best?

The amount of time video interview saves.

What do you dislike?

Some candidates don't feel like the video interview is as important as a "real" interview.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can show as many hiring managers as you desire with only one video interview. That is HUGE and time saving. I forward one interview to 35 different managers. Do you know how long it would take if one candidate had to interview with 35 different people?

Spark Hire review by User in Internet
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"Reasonable, not personal "

What do you like best?

I thought the interface was simple and straightforward. The video software easily synced up to my computer and I had a glitch free recording session for a video interview. The directional videos before the session were also helpful and informative.

What do you dislike?

I did not like the concept of a solo video interview. I'm not entirely sure if they offer other services, but I felt a bit uncomfortable during the process. There was nobody guiding me along and it was somewhat discouraging.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of a solo interview are obvious and there is a clear choice for conducting them in that manner. The only problems I would recommend would have to do with creating a personable atmosphere. That could be achieved through a more interactive interface and some form of direct feedback from someone at sparkhire before being reviewed by the company. It would make those submitting applications feel significantly more confident in their submissions and allow them to look forward to future interviews.

Spark Hire review by Consultant
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"We love SparkHire and so do our candidates!"

What do you like best?

The ability to customize and branding is great, creates a seamless product for our candidates. The sample questions are always helpful and the built-in email and templates save us time and duplication.

What do you dislike?

It would be helpful if the personalization email text box was bigger so we could see all the text rather than scrolling down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Agile recruitment - speeding up the recruitment process

Spark Hire review by User in Computer Software
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"Spark Hire changed the game!"

What do you like best?

Easy workflow and Bullhorn integration makes it seamless.

What do you dislike?

Spark Hire has changed our TA process - there is nothing I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would like to conduct live interviews without creating accounts similar to GTM for interviewers to join rooms

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to interview globally across time zones and interview a larger volume of qualified candidates.

Spark Hire review by Tara C.
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"Excellent, innovative and eye-opening"

What do you like best?

The ease of access to the platform - you are able to view and rate with equal ease from your mobile browser as from your desktop.

What do you dislike?

The lack of attachments to profiles can be annoying when working at speed - would be great if resumes were attached there for example.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For communication-heavy roles where great interpersonal skills are an absolute pre-requisite the spark hire interviews have been invaluable as a short-cut to accessing this insight pre-interview.

Spark Hire review by Administrator
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"Great experience with Spark Hire"

What do you like best?

Ease of use for both the organization and the candidates.

What do you dislike?

Technical issues on occasion however they were quickly rectified

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool when completing large quantities of hires. We only scratched the surface of what the system will do. We are excited and hoping to bring it back into use again soon.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Spark Hire for our staff positions. The program was easy to use and our search committee members loved being able to review candidates when they had time. Helped to move several searches along quickly.

Spark Hire review by Jaxon S.
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"Spark video makes us more accessible to our candidates."

What do you like best?

The ‘profile page’ that users can set up includes a welcome video.

What do you dislike?

Obviously, it’s not as good as a face-to-face interview.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Face to face interviews are the best, but this can fill a need that exists.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to have more control of possible candidates to hire, even if they aren’t in town when we are available to interview.

Spark Hire review by Greg M.
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"Expedite the interview process in a big way"

What do you like best?

Fantastic service that allowed us to quickly sort through a big list of applicants, while still getting a sense of the candidates in the field. Great service too - adding personal service to a helpful digital tool.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to report. nothing to report. dddddd

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hiring

Spark Hire review by User in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Interesting Tool for Interviewing"

What do you like best?

Interesting concept for video interview screening. We really liked the idea of being able to do part of our interview process remotely and this gave a more personal touch than just looking through paper resumes. It really helped us feel like we knew the person better with the video questionnaire.

What do you dislike?

It's not a perfect solution. You don't get the answer/response rhythm that you obviously get in person and we found that it didn't replace follow up interviews with other team members.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were hoping to shorten the interview process.

Spark Hire review by Administrator
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"Outstanding customer service to me and our candidates."

What do you like best?

By utilizing Spark Hire we are providing candidates a "voice" to their resumes. Our hiring managers are considering more candidates and we have reduced the dollars spent on interview expenses.

What do you dislike?

Our experiences have only been positive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing interview expense costs. Considering more candidates and making more thoughtful hiring decisions.

Spark Hire review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Sparkhire as screening/interview tool."

What do you like best?

Ease of use and time savings. It allows recruiters to focus on other things.

What do you dislike?

NOt necessary dislike but we are still trying to figure out how to use it without too much administrative burden on recruiters. It is getting really popular and we are a huge place so there is a fair amount of overhead with sharing videos, etc. We may think about integrating with our new HCM system which might solve all of our problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time to schedule and screen first round of applicants.

Spark Hire review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Quick access to interview candidates "

What do you like best?

Nowadays, companies are implementing video interviews into their hiring process to better and quickly connect with candidates. This fast process allows us to meet our needs quickly.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes their are glitches just like with any software either because of signal, wifi, or outages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient as with any software, take the plunge you will love it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If we have a need for a specific position we can meet those needs more quickly by online interviews. Online interviews often are easier to schedule with people's schedules.

Spark Hire review by Jenell O.
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"Handy Hiring Tool "

What do you like best?

This is such a great hiring tool that's very easy to navigate. Makes looking for new employees so much easier.

What do you dislike?

Not much to to not like if you ask me. Great software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides a great screening tool for hiring purposes.

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