About Spark Hire

Spark Hire helps thousands of organizations make better, more collaborative, & quicker hiring decisions. More than 6,000 organizations have interviewed millions of candidates across 100+ countries on Spark Hire. With the easiest to use product, unmatched customer service, & fair and transparent pricing, Spark Hire has become the most popular and #1 rated video interview platform on the market. Learn more on sparkhire.com and get started today with no contracts or setup fees!

Spark Hire’s one-way video interview features allow users to invite, review, and share completed interviews, on-demand. Organizations can build custom interviews by recording videos or writing questions, allowing candidates to respond to them on their own time. Live video interviews can be conducted directly within a web browser in real time, and recorded for review by collaborators.

Organizations can determine which candidates are a good fit with interview evaluations, as well as organize shortlists, rate and comment on interviews, and send rejection emails. Hiring managers can tag interviews to be able to quickly filter through a list of candidates interviewing for the same job. Spark Hire’s collaboration tools allow recruiters and hiring managers to share interviews for instant feedback, and receive alerts when a shared video interview has been watched.

Spark Hire’s built-in interview scheduler integrates with popular calendar applications including Google, iCloud, Outlook, Office 365, and Exchange. Managers can select a custom scheduling URL to send to candidates and invite them to schedule a meeting, allowing them to view availability and select an interview time that works best for them.

Key benefits of Spark Hire

  • Eliminate phone interviews with one-way video interviews that allow users to invite, review, and share completed interviews, on-demand.

  • The built-in interview scheduling tool empowers candidates to seamlessly book interviews based on calendar availability.

  • Customizable branding features provide candidates with professionally branded video interviews along with a photo gallery and company welcome videos.

  • Spark Hire’s analytics dashboard allows users to filter charts and tables to get key stats on efforts related to interview type and status, conversion rates, and more.

  • Interview evaluation features allow hiring managers and collaborators to rate and comment on interviews, and share feedback on candidates.

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    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

    English

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    One-way video interviews allow candidates to self-record video answers to interview questions
    Interview candidates in real time using the live video interview feature
    Share interviews with an unlimited number of hiring managers to collect instant feedback
    Empower candidates to book interviews based on calendar availability
    Generate a series of text or video-based interview questions that candidates will record video responses to
    Determine how long a candidate has to complete the interview by setting an absolute or relative deadline
    Upload a gallery of company photos to give candidates a behind the scenes look at the organization
    See a visual breakdown of statistics related to interview type, interview status, conversion rates, and more
    Create user groups to apply permissions to a group of users at once
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    Features

    Total features of Spark Hire: 35

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Charting
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Compliance Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Document Generation
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Feedback Management
    • HR Management
    • Interview Management
    • Interview Practice Session
    • Interview Scheduling
    • Live Video Interview
    • Mobile Access
    • Panel Interviews
    • Pre-recorded Messages
    • Question Library
    • Ratings / Reviews
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Portal
    • Session Recording
    • Skill Assessment & Scoring
    • Social Recruiting
    • Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • Video Call Recording
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Management
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (84)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,8/5

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    Artem V.
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    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Manager, Inside Sales

    Reviewed on 2018/03/17

    We are trying to accomplish a few different things with Spark Hire. First and foremost, we want to...

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Brian J.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Not the traditional way to interview in public schools

    Reviewed on 2021/03/08

    There was a period of time when our clients were not receiving the interviews or notifications from...

    There was a period of time when our clients were not receiving the interviews or notifications from the Spark Hire app. Our representative was very cooperative and his response times were always within a 24 hour period. He returned all of my calls and even talked to our IT people here to troubleshoot the problem. My overall experience with Spark Hire has been a wonderful experience from the beginning. We were put in a very difficult situation with the pandemic first emerged and they helped us address a huge need in our industry.

    Pros

    The most important part of the addition of Spark Hire to our organization is that it has given us the flexibility to offer applicants an opportunity to complete a quality interview experience during a very difficult period of time. We were able to provide our principals with an opportunity to review countless interviews in a very short period of time.

    Cons

    There was only one hiccup with the software, but that was corrected with a few phone calls and collaboration between Spark Hire's Helpdesk and our IT department.

    Response from Spark Hire

    Hi Brian,
    We appreciate your wonderful review about your experience using Spark Hire's video interviewing! We are happy to hear that our platform has been helpful in connecting you with candidates while in-person interviews haven't been an option. Happy hiring!

    Alexis eva A.
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    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Disappointed by price

    Reviewed on 2020/12/21

    It was fine - but there were too many things that I didn't like for me to continue being a paid...

    It was fine - but there were too many things that I didn't like for me to continue being a paid customer. I find another alternative

    Pros

    The video quality was very good, as is the candidate interface, and their customer service was attentive.

    Cons

    1) Trial period is too short and they charged me directly without asking me beforehand (I hate that!). I know I gave me C/C info but I feel that you should confirm the option with the client before charging. Even the customer service rep who was following up with me was surprised that I had been charged before we had even had our first call.

    2) The candidate response time for the one-way interviewing was capped at 3 min. My questions require greater response time.

    3) To increase the allotted time you have to upgrade to another pricepoint which was not what I wanted to do.

    4) The number of ppl from my team who could access the interviews was limited.

    Daniel K.
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    • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Spark Hire Review

    Reviewed on 2021/02/15

    Overall very positive. Was very easy to use and having individual links for candidates video...

    Overall very positive. Was very easy to use and having individual links for candidates video interviews was life changing.

    Pros

    Fantastic functions and ease of use. Able to set up video interviews for candidates with ease. Being able to generate individual links to provide to hiring managers was great.

    Cons

    If anything, potentially being able to have more active templates for more roles would have been great. Unsure if there were functionalities to include pre-recorded video interviews from hiring managers for candidates.

    Response from Spark Hire

    Hi Daniel,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that our interview sharing features have been helpful in increasing collaboration in your hiring process and that you have found our platform easy to use! Thanks again for sharing your experience!

    Kim W.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Time Saving Tool

    Reviewed on 2021/04/01

    The results are usually good and usable, sometimes there is some compatibility issues but it is...

    The results are usually good and usable, sometimes there is some compatibility issues but it is usually due to wifi issues.

    Pros

    We are able to do candidate evaluations at the beginning of the recruitment process to weed out unqualified candidates and identify highly regarded talent. This saves our client's time in the process by using the SparkHire videos as a first interview to view when they have time in their day.

    Cons

    I wish we could edit more to delete wifi glitches or shorten if needed.

    Response from Spark Hire

    Hi Kim,
    Thank you for sharing your experience using Spark Hire! We are so happy to hear that our candidate evaluations feature has been helpful in saving your clients' time! We appreciate hearing from you!

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    Spark Hire offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$119,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Bronze: $119/month Silver: $249/month Gold: $599/month

    We do not have any information about Spark Hire features

    Spark Hire has the following typical customers:

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

    Spark Hire supports the following languages:

    English

    Spark Hire supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Spark Hire integrates with the following applications:

    AcquireTM, ApplicantPRO, ApplicantStack, Avature, BrightMove, CEIPAL TalentHire, Google Workspace, Greenhouse, JazzHR, JobAdder, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, PCRecruiter, Pereless, SmartRecruiters, Workable, Zapier, iCIMS Talent Cloud

    Spark Hire offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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