We just got a tip that Indeed is now allowing employers to embed 4 screening questions that can be answered by phone and have recordings saved in their dashboard. Here’s a screenshot of what that looks like. Our tipster said it has appeared in the past 2-3 weeks.
We’d love to hear from others that use Indeed if they have taken advantage of this new feature.
After some research we found an FAQ that tells more about it though we haven’t seen when they actually launched the feature. But it’s an intriguing add-on for their employer clients.
Products like HONEiT have been recording phone screens for a few years now and it does seem to be a practical use of HR technology in action. Nick Livingston who runs HONEiT says his product “focuses only on live two way conversations (phone or video)” and that Indeed adding one-way screening makes sense for their model. “I think interviews are two way conversations. Candidates also have questions for employers, especially in competitive talent markets” he added.
The feature lets job seekers call into a phone number to help employers learn more about them. A series of questions is asked and the answers are recorded. Participants have up to 2 minutes to record.
After the call ends the applicants receives a confirmation message
Automating the phone screen is a growing trend in recruitment and will continue to become more mainstream.