Case Study: University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

How the University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic Uses Spark Hire to Improve Hiring Collaboration

A Quick Overview

By using Spark Hire’s video interviewing platform, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic can screen many applicants each year for their student attorney position in a timely manner.

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We have used Spark Hire for our past two hiring cycles with great success. The price, ease of use, and reliability are the best.

- Jeffrey Glazer, Supervising Attorney at UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Takeaway

  • UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic receives about 70-80 applicants each year for 10-15 positions.
  • With video interviews, they ask 3-4 questions to their applicants as a screening tool to take the place of time consuming phone interviews.
  • Video interviewing helps UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic quickly evaluate and find great talent so they can do what matters most—provide top-notch legal services.
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Spark Hire made the hiring process simpler and less invasive to our own schedules.

- Jeffrey Glazer, Supervising Attorney at UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Basics

The UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides high quality legal services to entrepreneurs and startup companies in Wisconsin at no cost. The company has one hiring cycle a year and receives a large number of applicants for their entry level student attorney position.

The Challenge

Each year, the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic receives about 70-80 applicants for their student attorney position. Given the time constants in their schedules, video interviewing allow the professionals at UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic to screen their applicants and eliminate the candidates who are poor fits.

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I would send the link in an email to those who signed up and then a team of us would watch the videos and rate their answers.

- Jeffrey Glazer, Supervising Attorney at UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Video To The Rescue

Using Spark Hire’s video interviewing platform, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is able to address the challenges of their traditional hiring approach in the following ways:

  • Screen More Candidates. By replacing phone interviews with video interviews, the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is able to screen all of their candidates and only pursue the ones who move on to the next step in the hiring process.
  • Save Time. Avoid scheduling conflicts and save time on the first stages of the hiring process by sending out invitations to complete the one-way video interviews.
  • Provide A Great Candidate Experience. With video interviews, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic was able to set the amount of takes their candidates receive. The UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic found that their candidates like the fact they can revise their answers until they get it right, which results in higher quality answers.
  • Collaborate With Team Members. As there are 3-6 people involved with their hiring decisions, it is beneficial for the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic to share the video interviews with team members to enhance communication and collaboration on their own time.
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We don't have to juggle schedules or take hours out of our work day to conduct first round interviews.

- Jeffrey Glazer, Supervising Attorney at UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Results

The UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic narrowed down the qualified applicants from 70-80 to the 30-40 they wished to pursue for an in-person interview. With Spark Hire’s video interviewing solutions, they were able to examine which applicants would be a good fit for their company and which ones would not work out.

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We have hired approximately 30 employees and interviewed approximately 80 using Spark Hire.

- Jeffrey Glazer, Supervising Attorney, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides a range of services to entrepreneurs and gives law students hands-on experience in business legal matters. To learn more, check out their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Go Bucky!

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