Spark Hire Overview

What is Spark Hire?

Spark Hire is an easy to use video interviewing platform w/ 5,000+ organizations conducting video interviews in over 100 countries. Users can gain more insight into candidates through one-way and live video interviews, and improve collaboration with hiring managers. A built-in interview scheduling tool empowers candidates to book interviews based on availability, while features for analytics and reporting help track video interviewing efforts with a visual breakdown of statistics.

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.

Spark Hire Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$49.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Bronze: $99/month

Silver: $209/month

Gold: $499/month


Spark Hire Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

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

Spark Hire Reviews

Spark Hire Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
54

Very good
18

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.8
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.8
99% recommended this app
Artem V.

Manager, Inside Sales

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.


Christopher B.

A Very Useful Product

A Flight Controller interview takes up the time of anywhere between 2-6 of NASA's mission-critical personnel. Before using this software we would schedule interviews based solely on resumes and pre-screens, which cannot give you enough information. While this does add a step, it helps immensely with our ability to submit qualified candidates.


James T.

Good Website

Problems solved easily Just do what you have to do.


Iryna K.

Great tool , definitely a bog help!

Great!


Jillian H.

Spark Hire is the best thing we have done for our in-house recruiting efforts

We no longer waste time phone-screening candidates. Every resume we receive is acknowledged with a request to complete spark hire. The completion rate is around 23% but with the number of applicants we have, 23% is more than enough.


Artem V.
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Manager, Inside Sales

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 3/17/2018
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Christopher B.
Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
Company size: 201-500 Employees

A Very Useful Product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/23/2018
Review Source: Capterra

A Flight Controller interview takes up the time of anywhere between 2-6 of NASA's mission-critical personnel. Before using this software we would schedule interviews based solely on resumes and pre-screens, which cannot give you enough information. While this does add a step, it helps immensely with our ability to submit qualified candidates.

Pros

It is amazing to be able to judge a person communication skills before taking up upper managements time in a lengthy interview. We mainly use this software for Flight Controllers at NASA's Mission Control Center. Interviewing with a camera, especially for the first time, can be stressful. This is something Flight Controllers must be able to handle and adapt to. While a person can have an amazing resume, it doesn't truly represent the candidate's communication skills.

Cons

The only issue I have is having to ask the candidate to upload their own resume. I would like to be able to add a resume to a video so management has easy access.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

James T.
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 10,001+ Employees

Good Website

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 7/9/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Problems solved easily Just do what you have to do.

Pros

Searching capabilities authorization notices. Well designed for anyone to use in any steps. Easier too.

Cons

No cons Just straight forward follow Queues along the way you be at ease for the duration of your online activities.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Iryna K.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great tool , definitely a bog help!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 1/24/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Great!

Pros

I looove that it saves tons of my tie and actually shows me how interested the candidate is in the position. I can use tags and rating for my candidates nd filter them however I want.
Always easy to come back and revisit some answers or refresh my memory about some candidates. Tech support is always responsive!

Cons

Sometimes the sftware has bugs (if the candidate has some wrong version of PC or other computer issues), but ostly it's working great1

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jillian H.
Industry: Facilities Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Spark Hire is the best thing we have done for our in-house recruiting efforts

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 8/23/2018
Review Source: Capterra

We no longer waste time phone-screening candidates. Every resume we receive is acknowledged with a request to complete spark hire. The completion rate is around 23% but with the number of applicants we have, 23% is more than enough.

Pros

Spark Hire is seriously THE BEST thing we've done for our in house recruiting efforts. It has allowed us to dramatically increase the number of candidates we are able to thoroughly screen while simultaneously reducing the time and money associated with doing so. Since adding Spark Hire in December, we've increased our candidate review rate by +24%. Cost per applicant has been reduced 9% and cost per hire is down 13%. On top of that, their customer service is incredible.

Cons

Very few negatives. Occasionally we've had bugs - which are quickly corrected. And we've come up with a few ideas that could improve ease of use but nothing that has dramatically impacted our overall experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.1/10
Based on 73 user ratings
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Spark Hire Pricing

Spark Hire Pricing

Starting from
$49.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Bronze: $99/month

Silver: $209/month

Gold: $499/month

Bronze: $99/month

Silver: $209/month

Gold: $499/month

Value for Money
4.8/5
Based on 73 user ratings
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Spark Hire Features

Spark Hire Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.5/5
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Categories

Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Spark Hire

Additional information for Spark Hire

Key features of Spark Hire

  • Analytics and reporting
  • Archiving
  • Candidate management
  • Candidate portal
  • Company profile
  • Custom branded interviews
  • Custom welcome videos
  • EEO / OFCCP Compliance
  • Filtered search
  • Internal HR
  • Interview management
  • Interview scheduling
  • Interview tagging
  • Invitations
  • Live interview concierge
  • Live interviews
  • One-on-one interviews
  • One-way interviews
  • Practice sessions
  • Question bank
  • Rate and comment on interviews
  • Recording
  • Recruiting firms
  • Rejection management
  • Scoring
  • Sharing features
  • Social media integration
  • Take settings
  • Think time
  • User permissions
  • Video library
  • Video questions
  • Virtual / pre-recorded interviews
  • iOS / Android mobile app

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Spark Hire FAQs

    Spark Hire FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Spark Hire.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Spark Hire offer?

    Spark Hire offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $49.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Bronze: $99/month Silver: $209/month Gold: $499/month

    Q. What are the main features of Spark Hire?

    Spark Hire offers the following features:

    • Analytics and reporting
    • Archiving
    • Candidate management
    • Candidate portal
    • Company profile
    • Custom branded interviews
    • Custom welcome videos
    • EEO / OFCCP Compliance
    • Filtered search
    • Internal HR
    • Interview management
    • Interview scheduling
    • Interview tagging
    • Invitations
    • Live interview concierge
    • Live interviews
    • One-on-one interviews
    • One-way interviews
    • Practice sessions
    • Question bank
    • Rate and comment on interviews
    • Recording
    • Recruiting firms
    • Rejection management
    • Scoring
    • Sharing features
    • Social media integration
    • Take settings
    • Think time
    • User permissions
    • Video library
    • Video questions
    • Virtual / pre-recorded interviews
    • iOS / Android mobile app

    Q. Who are the typical users of Spark Hire?

    Spark Hire has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Spark Hire support?

    Spark Hire supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Spark Hire offer?

    Spark Hire has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Spark Hire support mobile devices?

    Spark Hire supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Spark Hire integrate with?

    Spark Hire integrates with the following applications:

    ApplicantStack, ApplicantStack, Bullhorn, CEIPAL TalentHire, Crelate Talent, Greenhouse, JobAdder, PCRecruiter, Pereless Systems, Workable

    Q. What level of support does Spark Hire offer?

    Spark Hire offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials