What to look for in your recruitment video tools

Written by: Ben Musgrave · Mar 06, 2024

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A crucial lesson in video recruitment is that you don’t have to be an expert in video to begin. Long gone are the days of needing complicated editing tools, expensive cameras and over-the-top production to excel in producing a simple video. The beauty of video in the modern world of recruitment is that it actually makes our lives easier. However, it can be a difficult task finding the right video tool to complement you and what you need from it. 

Standard video tools vs specialised video tools

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Why do I need a video tool like Hinterview when I already use Teams or Zoom?”. We appreciate that you’re already using these tools and that you’re familiar with them. We also love Teams and Zoom, they’re incredibly useful, and many businesses benefit from their video features. However, both of these platforms are generic two-way video tools whereas Hinterview is a suite of recruitment-specific video tools. 

The Hinterview platform is purpose-built to optimise the recruitment process from start to finish, offering a 360 solution for 360 recruitment. The only thing in common we have with ‘household’ video tools is that both can conduct a two-way video interview. The important thing is that you assess what your recruitment business needs are and ensure that you find a video solution to complement it. 

There are so many agencies out there paying for subscriptions to multiple platforms and services instead of investing in something that will save you time and tackle way more of your pain points.

What should you be looking for?

When choosing a video tool, whether you decide to go for us or someone else (as sad as we’d be to see you go) - here are a few things to consider:

Works with your tech

Check that it integrates with your CRM. There’s nothing more frustrating than having tech where none of it talks to each other. Some level of integration should be what you’re looking to achieve. If you use a CRM that genuinely isn’t compatible with any video tool, pick the video tool that is the most seamless to use. 

Onboarding and understanding of your industry

What is the onboarding process going to look like for this video tool and do you have faith that what you’re investing in is going to be easy enough to use? Do the sales and account management team understand recruitment and the pain points that you have?

One more thing… Did we mention that Hinterview was built by recruiters!?

The Hinterview platform is trusted by 1000s of recruiters because it offers a suite of features that optimise every stage of the recruitment process. What makes it even better is that we’re ex-recruiters who have been there, got the t-shirt, and know what our customers need. 

You’ll likely be dealing with recruiters on your entire journey with Hinterview, from the Salesperson who calls you, through to the person onboarding and training you on how to get the most out of our platform. Even our customer support team are former recruiters - we really love recruitment, if you can’t already tell…! 

All jokes aside, it’s a platform built by recruiters, for recruiters. We are not only experts in video but also understand the intricacies of the industry that you work in.

Finally, we’re GDPR-compliant

Our privacy-first promise means your data is always 100% secure. GDPR compliance is high on the agenda for recruitment. Hinterview has an in-built dual-factor consent technology to make sure that all activity on the platform is GDPR-compliant, and recruiters don’t have to worry about additional forms or processes.  

We are also ISO 27001 certified, which means we meet internationally recognised security standards. We fully understand the implications of security in the recruitment process, that's why our commitment to privacy is at the heart of the platform design.

So, what’s the verdict? 

Teams will allow you to conduct a 2-way video call, but Hinterview’s suite of tools helps to optimise the recruitment process at every stage. By streamlining your strategy, you’ll work more efficiently, attract the best top candidates, and broaden your talent pool. 

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