As videos are proving to be an effective way of reaching clients and prospects, not to mention candidates and employers, startups are hopping on board to create what they believe will be most contagious video app for the recruiting industry, a multi-billion dollar industry that is only continuing to grow.
WOW!Hire, a video resume app, is a new mobile platform that allows employers to see 60 second candidate videos. Candidates can take a video on their cell phone’s camera, upload it to the app, and await the results. Candidates can see how many companies have viewed their video resume and which companies liked them. Employers can use filters to quickly look through thousands of potential hires, narrowing down their search by education, industry experience, or academic institution. Once they find a potential candidate, they can quickly save them to their ‘favorites’ and then easily follow up with potential hires for further evaluation. Additionally, candidates are able to upload their intro video and allow recruiters and employers to find them. WOW!Hire is available for free download on iTunes and Google Play.
WePow is another company focused on video and mobile recruitment through their pre-recorded and live video interviewing platform available via mobile devices. WePow also allows companies to make videos, giving candidates the opportunity to understand more about the company and its culture. WePow Candidate is available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. WePow Recruiter is also available on iTunes and Google Play.
We are in the beginning stages of utilizing live video when it comes to hiring practices. As its efficiency catches on, who do you think will stand out in this competitive space?