In case you havent noticed video interviewing is in the early stages of going mainstream. There are now 25+ video interviewing companies such as HireVue and Wowzer. But when will job boards get into the mix? I think video could be useful as a “pre-screening tool” for your employer clients as part of a jobb board backend.
Aleksandra Czajka runs VideoInterviewPractice.com and she wants to partner with job boards. She has some pretty cool video interviewing software and wants to create an api for job boards to plugin. I asked her to describe how it might work in a pre-screening function. She writes;
Video screenings, (recruiting techniques where candidates are asked to record answers to questions on video before they are brought in for in-person interviews), are increasing coming into popularity among recruiters and internal HR teams. Many companies are taking the initiative to build out their own technology for performing video screening within their internal platforms, which is time consuming. A quicker alternative would be to integrate a video screening programming library already developed by a another service. This is exactly what I am building; an Application Programming Interface (API) for video screenings.
The video screening API will be HTML/JQuery based and offer easy integration for job boards, applicant tracking systems and any web service that wants to integrate video screening into their platform. It will allow the interviewer to ask the interviewee questions by either 1. written text, 2. spoken questions through our cartoon interview bot, or 3. questions recorded by the interviewer themselves. The API will allow the interviewer to send out a unique link to each candidate they would like to screen and have them record themselves on video answering each question. Judging by the video responses, the interviewer will be able to decide on the candidates he/she wants to continue with for the rest of the hiring process.
To contact Aleksandra just email her aleksczajka at gmail or via her site.