Talkpush, the leader in recruitment and interview automation has released its first video interviewing feature today.
This feature is an add-on to the existing Talkpush phone application, which employers have used to conduct virtual interviews asynchronously since April 2015. At the end of each interview, candidates now have the option of sending in a short 10-second video of themselves greeting the employer and introducing themselves.
“We wanted to keep the experience fun for candidates. At the end of each interview, we now offer them the option to submit a short video greeting to the employers. It’s entirely optional, and it’s only 10 seconds long. This keeps things easy and playful.” commented Max Armbruster, CEO of Talkpush. This does not represent a change of the company’s strategy with its core focus on voice as Max went on to explain: “Our main focus remains on capturing voice responses, where we see higher response rates from candidates, and a closer correlation with future job performance, particularly for customer service roles. Keeping the recruitment process as simple as possible is key to widening the talent pool, which is the best way to improve the quality of hires.”
While video interviewing platforms have been around for years, they have failed to reach mass adoption, particularly in emerging markets as access to broadband internet, and video cameras were limited to a minority of job seekers until recently. Talkpush has designed its video capture feature in consideration of those limitations, by keeping the file size of the video upload to around 10mb, and the size of its interviewing application to under 8mb, considerably less than any alternative solutions.