HoneIt combines interview scheduling tech with video recording and audio transcription. Without necessarily going into the world of AI, they’re able to process all the data generated by interviews and present it through insights and highlights, strengthening hiring decisions
HoneIt’s approach to interview intelligence focuses on the screening process of the hiring funnel. They noticed that some companies would throw AI tools like a chatbot into the screening process in order to save time, but this often missed the mark when it came to developing authentic relationships with candidates.
They placed their bet on keeping video interviews within the screening stage, but optimize it through scheduling technology as well as video recording, audio transcription, and analytics. As such, they are one of the few interview intelligence tools to incorporate interview scheduling into the mix.
Their idea is that if a candidate call can be recorded and transcribed, then it can be shared with several recruiters and there’s no need to have as many calls with a single candidate. As they put it to us during a demo, “instead of having many calls over several weeks to get several people to agree on a candidate, you can have one really great interview and share it with each stakeholder to accelerate the decision.”
Since all interview data is captured, it becomes searchable within the platform. Recruiters can use questions, answers, tags, notes, and pretty much anything within the transcript to find and access the interview file of a certain candidate. That being said, sharing a single URL is also possible. They can then hand out the highlights and insights with colleagues, and ultimately process the candidate.
As for the interview intelligence part, it doesn't stay there, of course. The HoneIt platform also provides suggestions on the best questions to ask within a certain type of interview, and how much time is saved on manual tasks like scheduling.
If you get more familiar with HoneIt’s software, you’ll eventually notice that it caters heavily to recruiters. Features like a time-saved counter, showing you how much time you’ve saved automating tasks like scheduling and multiple-interview screening, make this evident. Hence, it didn’t come as much of a surprise that many of HoneIt’s employees are former recruiters.
The demo we did at SSR was with CEO and Co-Founder Nick Livingston, who has been a Talent Advisor and Director of Recruiting at multiple outlets, including MTV, and his Account Manager Andy Riabokin, who has 20 years of experience as an Executive Recruiter. The demo was a pleasure to have, and they even scheduled and performed a mock interview live! This showed us how the platform transcribed the phone call and organized it into questions and answers in a matter of seconds.
Companies who prioritize video interviews might find the platform and some of the features to be very focused on the former.
HoneIt is used to process candidates faster and with better interviews at places like Bolt, Sprinklr, Focus Brands, Accenture, Kimberly-Clark, and many more.
HoneIt lets you export all call transcripts, interview questions, skills tags, and notes in order to process them within your ATS or CRM. Aside from that, they have native integrations with tools like Google Calendar, Outlook, and Slack. As for ATS, they currently integrate with Greenhouse, SmartRecruiters, Loxo, and Lever, but the list is constantly growing.
HoneIt starts at $49 per month for a 1-person recruiting team. The Pro plan, with more seats, goes up to $89. For larger pursuits, they offer Enterprise and RPO plans with customized pricing. For an annual subscription on a 10-person team, the usual cost would be around $10,680.
As it’s built by recruiters, HoneIt does cater more towards RPOs and recruiting firms. That being said, as of late 2022, we were told that around 30% of their customers are internal TA teams at several types of companies.
The transcripts that HoneIt is able to present after a call have gotten more accurate with time. This is quite an accomplishment considering that it takes the tool literally seconds to produce the transcript once a call is finished.
Getting HoneIt up and running at your organization takes very little time. You can get started within minutes if you want to do the free trial, or schedule a demo. The team would then walk you through a potential implementation process specific to your needs and plans.
HoneIt offers weekly training every Tuesday, which is not only a space where they demo the tool and answer questions, it’s also an unofficial forum where recruiters can share best practices and recommendations. They also provide support via chat. Should you run into any snags, you can send a message within the tool and get a reply, usually within minutes.
Of course, HoneIt customers also have access to resources like a help center, a set of FAQs, and polls. In user testimonials, the company is praised for their customer support, and for taking into account the customer’s voice in guiding their product roadmap.
HoneIt is interview intelligence software made by recruiters. Founder Nick Livingston, a recruiter himself, noticed that manually scheduling calls and taking notes by hand slowed down the process, and HoneIt was built on the idea that tech could be the answer. He teamed up with co-founders and developers James Craft, and Kim Duong, to create a solution for this problem.
The tool they developed to automatically record and transcribe recruiting interviews was named HoneIt. It eventually grew to combine interview scheduling and collaboration to make the lives of recruiters across multiple continents way easier.
Yes, HoneIt’s tool can transcribe in 24 different languages and dialects. They have a global presence with customers in Europe and Latin America, doing interviews in French, Spanish, and many other languages.