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Hire best-fit top talent using science-backed pre-hire video interviews. View plans


Our Pre-hire One-way Video Interviews:

  • Can be industry-specific, competency-based, or strength-based
  • Provide insight into competencies, skills, experience, and personality
  • Provide insight into professionalism, confidence, enthusiasm, and verbal and non-verbal communication skills such as: facial expressions; body language; eye contact; tone of voice
  • Modern technology-driven approach to hiring interviews
  • Designed, developed and scientifically validated by former SHL and IBM Kenexa Chartered Psychologists, Scientists and Psychometricians
  • Benchmarked scores based on large control groups for standardized and valid comparisons
  • Inclusive, fair, without bias
  • Include adjustments for disabilities: can disable AI facial recognition
  • Include anti-cheating measures
  • User-friendly interface and easy to navigate with clear instructions
  • Fully compliant with current industry practices


Our Pre-hire One-Way Video Interviews for selection offer:

1Fast and Cost-effective Hiring Process

  • Automated video interviews streamline your recruitment process
    • save time by inviting thousands of candidates in minutes without the need for scheduling
    • immediately access candidate video responses in one click
    • quickly and conveniently review, rewatch, and share to make informed consensus decisions about which candidates have met the hiring criteria
    • reduce your costs and workload with an easy-to-navigate video software, automating interview processes and decreasing time-to-hire
  • Less than £1 per candidate with our most popular package for the use of ALL video interviews

2High-Quality Hires

  • Our scientifically-proven video interview questions provide greater insight into candidates’ competencies, fit, and on-the-job performance
  • Compare candidates’ competencies, strengths, and/or experience directly against your hiring criteria and organization, especially when a semi or fully-bespoke solution
  • Give candidates realistic insight into the demands of the role and your company to help them determine whether the job suits them
  • Our thoroughly-researched video interview questions help selecting high-performers who stay longer

3Reduction of conscious and unconscious bias

  • Standardized format: all candidates are asked the same questions against an objective hiring criteria to give all candidates an equal opportunity
  • Broaden the talent pool geographically and open employment opportunities for less privileged candidates
  • Our scientifically-tested assessments ensure compliance of your company’s recruitment process and are legally defensible
  • Ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce

One-way Video Interviews Use Cases

Most suitable for:

  • First-stage interviewing and screening before holding face-to-face interviews or assessment centres
  • High-volume recruitment and testing
  • Proactive hiring: creation of talent pools of pre-screened candidates
  • Final evaluation and selection between top candidates

Target audience:

  • Early Careers (Graduates, Interns, Apprentices)
  • Professionals (Specialists, Managers)


  • Relevant for all sectors
  • Relevant for start-ups to large multinational organisations
  • In particular: Technology, Consulting, Banking, Finance, Sales, Retail, Marketing, IT, Engineering, HR, Construction, Accounting


  • Relevant for all roles
  • Example roles: Financial Adviser, Software Engineer, Consultant, Accountant, Data Analyst, Sales Analyst, HR Associate, Marketing Manager, Architect

Tips when using
Pre-Hire One-way Video Interviews

Get the most out of our One-way Video Interviews for hiring:

  • Use video interviews at the first interview stage of the recruitment process:
    • to learn more about candidates’ competencies, skills, strengths, experience, personality, and/or cultural fit
    • to screen candidates before inviting those who have met the hiring criteria to a face-to-face interview and/or assessment center
  • Accompany video interviews with other candidate selection tools, such as:
  • Research shows using multiple assessment methods increases the validity of results significantly
  • This ensures fully-informed, objective hiring decisions

Shortlist best-fit candidates in 3 simple steps:

First Feature


Set up your assessment campaign in 4 fast and seamless steps.
First Feature

2 Assess candidates

Invite candidates to take tests on our accessible, easy-to-use platform.
First Feature

3 Select Candidates

Filter rank-ordered candidates fast to select your top talent.

Bespoke Video Interviews

Customize our Pre-hire One-way Video Interviews to be competency, role, and/or company-specific:

For semi-bespoke solutions:

  • Mix questions from our library of predefined video interviews
  • Select from our industry-specific video interviews: Accounting, Banking, Consulting, Construction, Engineering, Finance, HR, Law, Marketing, Retail, Technology
  • Select from our competency-based video interviews
  • Select from our strength-based video interviews
  • Build a cohesive video interview with questions most relevant for your role and organization

For fully-bespoke solutions:

  • Receive expert consulting from a psychologist
  • Through ongoing conversation, we aim to understand the role requirements and your company in-depth, including desired competencies, behaviors, and personality
  • Design and build a structured video interview with custom questions created solely for your role, organization, and industry
  • Ensure questions are short, concise, and varied
  • Customize the time allocated to answer each question
  • Pricing is established based on the specific requirements and scope of work

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I customize Assess Candidates pre-hire video interviews for the role and my organization?

We gladly offer the option to semi-bespoke or fully bespoke our video interview questions to be competency, strength, role, and/or organization-specific. Please contact us to discuss further details and for us to understand the specific roles and focus areas.

How should I combine Assess Candidates one-way video interviews with other hiring tools?

Assess Candidates offers end-to-end assessments you may combine together depending on the recruited role. Our Our portal provides various pre-employment psychometric tests as well as situational judgement tests and game-based assessments to paint well-rounded pictures of candidates. There is no limit to the number of different tests you can use in your campaign.

How do Assess Candidates ensure objectivity of pre-employment video interviews?

It is our priority to design video interviews free of bias. We use science, Artificial Intelligence, and experience to create one-way video interviews that provide objective insight into candidates' experience, competencies, personality, and communication skills. Our video interviews also include functionalities for candidates who have disabilities.

How effective are Assess Candidates video interviews in hiring?

Assess Candidates pre-hire video interviews are a modern and technology-driven approach to first-interviewing candidates, demonstrating their effectiveness. Our video interviews have undergone industry-standard design procedures and rigorous scientific reviews by former SHL and IBM Kenexa chartered psychometricians to ensure they accurately predict candidates’ on-the-job performance.

Where in my recruitment process should I use pre-hire video interviews?

Pre-hire video interviews are typically used at the first interview stage of the recruitment process in order to screen candidates before the face-to-face interview or assessment center stage. One-way video interviews quickly and conveniently help you evaluate whether candidates have the necessary competencies, skills, experience and/or personality for your role and help you shortlist only the most qualified to invite to the next stage of recruitment. They are particularly beneficial for graduate scheme recruitment to screen high volumes of applicants.

How difficult are Assess Candidates one-way video interviews?

One-way video interviews can be a new and uncertain concept for many candidates. Our video interviews include predetermined questions which are timed, therefore the main difficulty for candidates is to feel comfortable talking to a screen whilst preparing and answering sufficiently within the time limit per question. The questions can focus on competencies, strengths, experience and/or specific industries.

How much do Assess Candidates pre-employment video interviews cost?

All thirteen standard video interviews are included in all Assess Candidates plans. Costs of customized video interviews are based on initial assessment of the scope of work and requirements. Please get in touch with our team to discuss pricing.

What do pre-hire video interviews measure?

Pre-hire video interviews can provide comprehensive insight into candidates' competencies, strengths, experience, and/or personality. We offer competency-based, strength-based and industry-specific video interviews ranging from Banking to Law to Construction. Candidates who score highly against the specific hiring criteria tend to align better with the role and organization. They also perform better and stay longer.

What support does Assess Candidates offer in candidate assessment?

The Assess Candidates Support team is always here to help our clients. We offer technical support included in all our plans and a dedicated Client Relationship Manager for our ‘Unlimited Use 12-months’ and ‘Corporate’ plans.

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