About Kira Talent

Through on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments, Kira allows schools to save time, get a holistic view, and create a fair assessment experience for all applicants. Kira works with more than 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.

Key benefits of Kira Talent

* Get a holistic view of applicants: See the complete picture of each applicant before you make a decision by combining your evaluation of applicants’ key traits with components of your existing supplemental application into an applicant’s Kira profile.

* Save time and work more efficiently: Eliminate time-consuming, repetitive tasks so you can focus on getting to know your applicants in a meaningful way.

* Make fair decisions: Give every applicant an equal opportunity by creating a structured assessment for every prospective student. Calibrate reviewers’ scores to identify differences in your team’s evaluation variance and identify areas for improvement to achieve greater consistency between admissions committee members.

* Collaborate with your team: Invite members of your team to collaboratively rate, share, and compare their top candidates. Combine the data from multiple perspectives to make a stronger decision on candidates.

* Get customized on-boarding and ongoing, dedicated service: Every Kira client has a Success Manager to ensure you get the most out of the platform. Your Success Manager will work with you to understand your cohort vision and the key traits tied to success in your program and build a customized assessment designed to identify the best fit applicants for your program.

* Make it your own: Brand the assessment experience from start to finish with your school’s colours, logos, and campus images. Record a welcome and closing video that get applicants excited about your program, and record your own video questions to introduce your admissions team.

* Support is personal: You can contact your Success Manager directly for responsive support for you and your team. We offer 24/7 applicant support to ensure your applicants have a great experience.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English, French

Images

Reviewing an applicant's response in Kira with a rubric.
Seeing the Results of a Reviewed Applicant
A school's sample "check in" page: The branded portal to their Kira assessment experience.
The applicant experience as they are recording their response to a video question.
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Features

Total features of Kira Talent: 40

  • API
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Competency Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Evaluation Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Practice Session
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Pre-recorded Messages
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Resume Parsing
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Skill Assessment & Scoring
  • Skills Assessment
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(199)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Teresa P.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Kira platform has allowed us to differentiate between candidates and determine fit much...

Reviewed on 2018/04/30

Pros

I like the timed responses, and opportunity to 'bucket' questions into different categories. It allows us to easily determine a candidates comprehension and see how quickly and concisely they can formulate an answer. This tool also offers us the ability to see who our applicants are, and if they meet the English proficiency levels that we require for admission into the MBA.

Cons

I wish the video would automatically feed into our CRM system. At this stage the link is a manual process. Integration into Salesforce would be ideal

Response from Kira Talent

Hey Teresa! Thank you so much for the review! :) Looking forward to setting up a Kira/Salesforce integration with you in the near future! -Christian

Kareem R.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good idea, not the best for the end user.

Reviewed on 2018/04/26

Was able to weed through a huge pool of potential candidates with more context than a resume.

Was able to weed through a huge pool of potential candidates with more context than a resume.

Pros

It helps you gain better insight of your candidates with a face to face which makes it easier to weed out people earlier in the process.

Cons

The users complained about the usability and not being able to time things properly. It doesn't actually replicate an interview and the screening isn't the best at all from their perspective so you might actually lose out on the best candidate if you based it on this.

Response from Kira Talent

Hi Kareem - thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate it. You're right - we do recommend using Kira as a screening tool (like you are) instead of a replacement for a final, in-person interview. So glad you're seeing value and saving time with your current use case! - Melanie

Madooree B.
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  • Industry: Public Policy
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Customer Service needs improvement

Reviewed on 2019/02/04

It is a useful tool for high volume recruitment organizations.

It is a useful tool for high volume recruitment organizations.

Pros

The platform is very easy to use and provides candidates with directions at every step.

Cons

The platform is not mobile enabled and it became an issue with a lot of candidates that willing to take the interview on their phones or tablets. There is less support for French candidates and I feel that they can improve a lot in customer service and providing French support to candidates. The business has taken a very different direction and is focusing more on University admissions.

Response from Kira Talent

Hey Madooree,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! :) We hope to one day bring back the mobile app!

Thanks,
Christian

Charles W.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

An innovative tool for online learning

Reviewed on 2020/06/29

The interface is elegant and the customer service is excellent. As a result, I had a tool that...

The interface is elegant and the customer service is excellent. As a result, I had a tool that really elevated my course. The assessments were a tool for ensuring that students were prepared for class, and they actually enjoyed them.

Pros

The software allowed me to create video quizzes that enable students to offer thoughtful but concise answers on assigned reading. In an online environment, this enables me to get to know my students in a way that a paper and pencil assessment would not.

Cons

The students should not have to do the introductory video before each new assessment. This became redundant after the first assessment.

Ted E.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

I think that the Kira product is very good. I am overall satisfied

Reviewed on 2018/05/03

Reduced cycle time, marketing opportunities to candidates, more relaxed candidates,

Reduced cycle time, marketing opportunities to candidates, more relaxed candidates,

Pros

The ability to serve the candidates. It is convenient, provides stats, meets a need from candidates, and allow us to convey messages to the candidates. It also meets our needs as staff. The customer service of Kira is also very good.

Cons

Lack of online mobile support for staff. A bit clunky in functionality. Not as user friendly as it could be. Need the ability to sort through candidates as defined by the user.

Response from Kira Talent

Ted, what a great review! Thank you so much! It's wonderful to hear you're having a good experience, and you're seeing lots of value with the Kira platform. We hope to have mobile apps for applicants in the future, and I agree about the ability to sort applicants as defined by the user. This is on our list! - Melanie

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Kira Talent offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is based on a combination of factors including number of programs (unique assessments), specialized integrations, and number of applicants anticipated.

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Kira Talent has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Kira Talent supports the following languages:

English, French

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