Sage Corps is a global entrepreneurship program that sends top college students and post-grads to study abroad and work with tech startups.
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Sage Corps is a global entrepreneurship program that sends top college students and post-grads to study abroad and work with tech startups. Students can participate during a semester, academic quarter, or summer.
Sage Corps experienced explosive growth in the last few years and began receiving more applications than ever. They wanted a solution that would allow them to interview applicants from across the country without flying them in for an in-person interview.
As our program grew these last few years and we were seeing thousands of talented candidate applications, we had no ability to meet all of these exciting people from across the U.S. so we started looking for potential solutions to help us. We ultimately decided video interviews would be the best option.
We had been doing video interviews through Skype, but we found the connection to be unreliable and really shaky. We also discovered recording the interview would be very valuable, especially where the videos are hosted in the cloud and easily accessible to our team.
Video quality - sound and picture were important, along with the ability to record and share the interviews amongst our team and evaluators.
We were scheduling interviews with applicants using a calendar tool, and then conducting video interviews over Skype.
Spark Hire had the features that we were looking for (high quality videos, sharing, and ease-of-use), but honestly the kicker that convinced me to move my entire onboarding process was the sales pitch from Spark Hire's CEO, Josh, who actually was a camper years ago at my overnight camp. I think that personal trust and background relationship, for me, was critically important when I was comparing other potential solutions. In choosing Spark Hire and automating our interview process, we were running all of our potential "customers" - and our revenue model - through this new solution. My trust in Josh and his team was a key factor in my final decision.
Very easy - we received excellent customer service and attention to detail.
It is critical to the process because we extend offers based primarily on the video interview.
We've been able to process 5X the number of interviews than before our shift to Spark Hire. We also have received great feedback from our applicants who appreciate the flexibility the platform offers with scheduling. Apart from allowing us to increase our interview output, we have also significantly decreased the number of hours our staff devotes to interviews. Time savings from Spark Hire freed up my team to tackle other issues, ultimately saving us thousands of dollars worth of employee time.
It saved them time, which they appreciated. It was an easy sell, actually.
It saved us time and money.
After the first month, we calculated the time saved - Spark Hire essentially eliminated a contractor position that I would have had to fill for the sole purpose of reviewing interviews.
It saves the company significant time and money, and it gives applicants significant flexibility for completing their interview. Spark Hire's video interviewing is a win-win.
I love being able to see our applicants' enthusiasm for our program. And the ability to share the interviews with our whole team has continued to improve the quality of our candidates.
My favorite feature is sharing feature because it allows my team to review candidates’ one way interviews without logging in to the platform.
My best investment.