Way more than just video interviews.
Our interview intelligence guides you through the entire interview process, so you find your next great teammate—effectively and equitably.
“Having the ability to record and share interview clips with our hiring teams has been a game-changer in getting good candidates into the process and speeding up our time to hire.”
“Pillar is a huge opportunity for us to be completely confident about the fairness and effectiveness of our assessments. It is an invaluable tool for coaching, developing and supporting our newer interviewers on the team.”
Interview apps have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for employers to screen candidates.
They've allowed employers to assess candidates and conduct interviews over video anywhere in the world. This can be convenient for both parties, as it eliminates the need to travel to the interviewer or company that's hiring.
Interview apps can also help interviewers ask more structured and relevant questions and keep track of interviewee responses. Using features like a library of questions to be setup as prompts for an interviewer to ask during the interview, these tools create a level playing field for all candidates.
Interview apps also offer a suite of tools to be more efficient and effective during the interview process, resulting in better hiring decisions.
Additionally, some interview apps also include features such as video and audio recording, which can be helpful for capturing essential details to revisit in the evaluation process.
Pillar's video interview software allows the automation of many time consuming functions for interviewers.
- Preparation emails to interviewers
- Intergration with ATS, AI assistant, scheduling, and onboarding software
- Interview question prompts
- Coaching tools
And, the software fully integrates with Zoom video conferencing to create a seamless ecosystem.
Pillar also allows you to record, index and transcibe interviews so interviewers can go back and revisit highlights while making hiring decisions.
During the interview you can also score a candidate on the factors that would indicate they're the best person for the job.
By the end of the interview, you'll have all the information you need to make a well-informed decision about who to hire.
This is an example of benefits an interview app should offer to it's users.
Interview apps should make it easier for a hiring manager or recruiting team to create great candidate experiences while saving the HR team time and money.
In fact, a recent study showed that using an interview app can save up to 30% of the time it takes to hire someone.
That's because interview apps automate many of the repetitive and time-consuming tasks associated with scheduling and conducting interviews.
There are other benefits to utilizing an interview app in your hiring process.
The reason is that when you take the human element out of the interview process, you can avoid bias and make more equitable hiring decisions.
Interview apps can also help you dramatically shorten time to hire.
On average, it takes 23 days to hire someone using an interview app like ours.
That's nearly half the industry average of 42-45 days.
And, with Pillar, our customers have decreased employee turnover by 50% because they're making better hires.
These are just a few of the benefits of using interview apps in the hiring process.
There are quite a few virtual interview apps available for the hiring manager or recruiting team looking to integrate a video interviewing platform.
In fact, G2 lists 138 options.
How does one decide?
To start, you need to identify your business needs.
Do you want to use one-way or two-way video interviewing? Is this video interviewing software going to be used primarily to screen candidates or for conducting full-length interviews?
Does it need to integrate with other tools? I.E. applicant tracking system (ATS), digital (or) AI assistant software, scheduling tools, video conferencing software, and onboarding tools?
Does the software cater to your industry, offering a suite of tools to assess candidates for your open roles?
The next step is to understand what each video interviewing platform has to offer.
Do they have a mobile app? Are there any features that stand out as being particularly helpful for your business needs? How easy is the software to use? Is customer service and support readily available if you should need it?
Is the tool affordable and within your budget?
Once you've answered these questions, you should have a much better idea of which video interviewing platform is right for your business.
The best interview platforms will offer all of these options to create a seamless hiring ecosystem.
Now let's take a look at the human component.
Does the virtual interview app you're considering offer coaching tools that will help your team grow diversity, eliminate bias, and make better hiring decisions?
Do they have resources within the dashboard like libraries of questions and other tools to help the interviewer stay on track and remove subjectivity from the hiring process?
What kind of customer service and support do they offer? Is it easy to get in touch with someone if you should need help?
The best interview apps will offer all of these options and more to help you create a great candidate experience while saving time and money.
You may also want consider user reviews.
Just be sure to take them with a grain of salt as some may be biased. The best way to get an accurate picture is to read through a variety of reviews, both positive and negative and see what people are saying.
Keep in mind that some reviews have been paid for by the company, and they will reflect differently on the user experience that genuine reviews.
Looking for small queues like, do the reviewers list the company executives or sales team members by name? Do they show a verified purchase logo? Have they been using the tool over an extended time and seen several iterations?
These are all things to keep in mind when reading through reviews.
Once you've done this research, schedule a few demos, try out the platform, see if they offer any type of trial use option and see how natural the platform feels to use in an interview experience.
Once you've considered all of these factors, you should have a good idea of which virtual interview app is right for you.
If you're looking for a great option that offers all of the above and more, we invite you to try Pillar.
Pillar is an interview intelligence software that was designed to help you make better hiring decisions.
COVID-19 exponentially increased the speed of adoption for digital interviewing. With so many people now working remotely, companies have been forced to change the way they connect with candidates. Video interviewing platforms offer a great solution for companies who want to continue hiring during the pandemic.
There are many different HR interview apps on the market, and it can be difficult to choose the right one for your business.
The primary goal of virtual interview apps can be simplified to five categories:
1.) Increasing your talent pool.
2.) Improving candidate experience.
3.) Increasing team collaboration and involvement in hiring decisions.
4.) Creating an objective hiring process.
5.) Feedback for interview coaching.
The best interview apps will offer a combination of all four of these things. Choosing the right app for you can seem like a daunting task. It's not like you don't have enough on your plate already. You want to find a tool that will help you meet your hiring goals without adding more work to your already full plate.
HR interview questions with answers should be included in your software instance to keep each interviewer on track throughout their time with a candidate. One way we like to facilitate this is through semi-structured interview questions. These questions are based on the job requirements and help to keep each interviewer aligned with the company's hiring goals.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a virtual interview app is the user interface. The best interview apps will have an intuitive design that is easy to use. The last thing you want is an app that is so complicated that it takes away from the candidate experience. The virtual interview should be a streamlined process, not a burden.
The interview app also needs to be user friendly for your team. It should be easy for interviewers to sign in and access the candidate's information. The app should also allow interviewers to collaborate with each other, score the candidate, and provide feedback that will either lead to a great hire or offer the candidate helpful feedback when they interview for their next company.
The interviewing process can be very time-consuming, so you want to remove any complexity and as much inefficiency as possible. The best interview apps will automate some of the processes for you, such as scheduling and sending reminders to your team. Some apps even offer video-based interview coaching that can help your team learn how to conduct great interviews. This type of feedback is invaluable when it comes to building a strong interviewing team.
Pillar designed a video interview platform to help your hiring managers and recruiting teams increase efficiency. We've automated each step of the process starting with the pre-interview email, introducing the candidate to their interviewer, recording, transcribing, and storing the interview, and notifying the team when it's time to review. This process makes it easy for you to connect with more candidates without sacrificing interview quality or increasing your workload.
Schedule a demo to see how it can help you save time and money!