Kira Talent Software


 

Kira Talent is a cloud-based admissions solution that helps administrations in universities and higher education institutes to manage their admission routines assessment of applicants.

Kira Talent helps users to assess candidates based on traits like leadership, critical thinking, communication skills and more. The solution includes tools like timed video and written assessments, on-demand reviewing and role assignments. It also supports integration with various third-party admissions systems.

Kira Talent ensures that all reviewers use same criteria by providing rubrics built into the solution. The solution also helps users to develop questions, competencies and build custom assessments. It also features reviewer analytics and annual reports on usage data, applicant feedback, practices and tips.

Support is available via phone, email and an online knowledge base. A support portal specifically for applicants is also provided by the solution.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Siddesh from Marimba Auto
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great assessment platform

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Its a great innovative approach and idea which bought all young and talented minds together and develop amazing tool.

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I don't have any cons to mention about this software and just wish them great success ahead and keep doing great work.

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Supreeth from Comau Power train
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Innovative startup

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Its a nice startup company I have seen with good innovative way to video assessment platform using cloud.

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Nothing to say about, but their marketing needs to be very effective as lot of people still need to know about it.

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Olivier from Ecofuel
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Nothing worked

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I obviously didn't like anything since nothing really worked. It seemed professional and user-friendly at first but a super frustrating experience overall with useless customer support.

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Nothing worked. Always using my rear camera. Then, I had issues with Flash. Customer service was useless and just telling me to try something else. Thanks Sherlock. Really?

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Elissa from Spark Growth Partners LLC
Specialty: Other Services

March 2015

March 2015

Great addition to our recruiting process

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We found Kira Talent to be a great screening tool to quickly get a sense of certain candidates and narrow to a short-list in an efficient way. Instead of judging based on resumes alone, these video interviews were a great supplement to get us down to a shorter list of candidates worth interviewing in person.

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When I first started using the software a couple of years ago there were a few minor glitches, but I believe they've all been fixed. They're also very responsive on any issues, so this didn't cause me any real problems.

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I think it's worth thinking through how you will use Kira appropriately, given the roles you are hiring for. Since it is primarily meant for short mini-interviews (about 5 questions), you need to think about whether you will use Kira more as a screening tool for presentability and fit (less relevant for certain more technical/skill based roles), to test how they think (more relevant for skill based roles, but you may need to ignore the awkwardness that may result for some introverted dev/tech types who don't feel comfortable on video), or to test interest (e.g., questions about your company, the role, why they want it, etc.). I think Kira can be a very valuable tool when used thoughtfully. The natural tendency with a video based tool, however, is to judge based on overall poise, confidence, etc., which may not be as present (or relevant) for some of these more technical roles who bring a very different value to the company. That said, if you are aware of that potential bias going in and think about how you can use the questions to pre-screen candidates and narrow to a stronger short-list, it can certainly be effective.

 
 
 
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Jana from Paul Merage School of Business

June 2018

June 2018

Practical and useful admission tool, needs to be able to integrate with CRM systems

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Ability to randomize questions, record videos to personalize message. Also enjoy the ability to rate applicants. After the video platform switch, enjoyed how quickly videos loaded.

Cons

No integration with CRM systems like Salesforce TargetX. Tracking notifications difficult due to lack of integration tools.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hey Jana! Thank you very much for the review! :) We're working hard to add to our list of CRMs that Kira can integrate with. We'll be in touch as soon as a Target X integration is available! -Christian

 

Julie from career edge
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Use this everyday to view our candidate video interviews

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Allows us to have video interview with candidates and get a sense of who they are other than just looking at their resume

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I like that I've had very minimal problems. When using software of this nature that is often a problem but most of the time everything is working as it should

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No real cons. For what we use it for it works great. Maybe might be nice to see what other types of options there are

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey Julie! Thanks so much for the great review! :) We really appreciate it! -Christian

 


May 2018

May 2018

Great software for student/applicants.

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Kira is a surprisingly easy to use software and it has a lot of features and functionalities needed when reviewing applications and/or student's details all day. The UI is friendly and it makes data searchers easier.

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We have had some technical issues, especially with paying the videos as they can be hard to navigate, pause, move back and forward. Would love to see more options for customization.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey there! Thank you so much for the positive review! :D We've recently upgraded all video playback software to HTML5. This should resolve video playback issues and allow for better pausing/skipping forward/back in videos! We're also working on some exciting new features - stay tuned! -Christian

 

Kristyn from Career Edge
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Good, easy to use,

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you get a good feel of candidates before in person interview & more personality / non verbal info than just CV / Resume

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Technical issues from the use side, often advising they cannot complete, some even have to come to the office to complete video responses.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey Kristyn! Thanks so much for the review! Very soon, we'll be moving from Adobe Flash to HTML5 for all video recording features. Once this migration is complete, your applicants should encounter significantly fewer issues! - Christian

 

Jessica from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

May 2018

May 2018

Kira streamlines the interviewing process.

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The software is above average in terms of features and functionality and is easier to use than other systems I've tried. The best part about Kira is the excellent customer service. Their response time is super fast and they are always helpful with any troubleshooting.

Cons

We've had a handful of issues with integrating the software into our own CRM system. Other than that, Kira meets most of our needs.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey Jessica! Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it! :D -Christian

 

Chris from Chris Wells Photography

May 2018

May 2018

Better than anticipated & useful!

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Wonderful service and great people!

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I was surprised how easy it was to use and to actually find good talent! Quick and simple applicant process. Less time used in the day-to-day operations. Customer service is wonderful.

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Really, this is a great product. I have had no complaints and really do not expect to encounter any either!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Thanks for the wonderful review, Chris! - Melanie

 

Sam from HackerYou
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

We use Kira to evaluate personality fit for applicants to our courses.

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Using Kira allows us to get a snapshot of each of our applicants that can be reviewed multiple times without requiring our Admissions team to have to meet each individual for our courses. We have a lot of applicants and it can be difficult to memorize each interaction, so having Kira allows us to maintain that contact while not having to sink as many resources into scheduling and conducting interviews.

Pros

Fast and easy to get a snapshot of our applicants.
One general link can be sent to all applicants and they check in themselves which makes things easier on our end on the admin side.
Being able to generate a quick share link allows us to easily link back to each candidate when reviewing applications.

Cons

When watching videos, it's not always easy to play, pause, and move the slider back to an earlier point in the video. Occasionally I can't make out what a person says in their response and I want to go back to hear it, but when I try to slide back the video usually freezes and isn't playable. I usually have to refresh the page to re-watch. Would be handy if I didn't have to do this!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Sam! Thank you so much for your review! In regards to video playback, we have recently implemented HTML5 on the reviewers end of the platform! This should allow you to better skip around, pause, and play the video! Best, Cathlin

 


May 2018

May 2018

Ease of use, smooth, great customer service

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We were able to get better responses from our students and ensure that they were the ones actually completing the electronic interview. It was also faster and easier for faculty to review the applications.

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The software significantly cut down on the amount of time our faculty members had to spend reviewing applications. It was easy and straightforward for them to learn and use.

Cons

The software wasn't as customizable as we had originally hoped. There were some aspects we wanted to remove or hide to the students that we weren't able to do; however, the Kira Talent team helped as much as they could.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey there! Thanks so much for your review! Please reach out to us at success@kiratalent.com to discuss the customization requests you have! We're always developing the platform and may already be building some of the features you're interested in! -Christian

 

Becky from Yale F&ES

May 2018

May 2018

We began using this product three years ago and have been evolving our use ever since.

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Kira Talent allows us to expand our inquiry and review process with an easy to use system. The user experience had been key in our selection of this product and our students have responded well.

Cons

We're working on expanding our uses of the product so it's more of a capacity question rather than a negative.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey Becky! Thanks for the wonderful review! :D -Christian

 

Ellie from Westminster Online Learning

May 2018

May 2018

This product is user friendly, has a great UI and customer service is fantastic!

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The Kira team has been so quick to help every time our team needs to make updates on the platform. They usually respond within just a few hours and deliver on requests just as quickly. They also respond quickly to applicants who reach out for help on the platform.

The platform itself is very easy for both the applicant and our backend users. In just over a year with Kira, we have not had a single applicant who had an issue navigating the platform and completing the interview because it's so intuitive.

Cons

The main downside for our team is that we have international and other applicants who don't always have access to consistent internet. However, Kira's minimum bandwidth requirements are well within reason.

The former Flash requirement used to be a huge downside (having to advise applicants to use Chrome wasn't ideal), but the switch to HTML5 takes care of that problem.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Ellie, thank you so much for your review! I am so glad to hear that you and your applicants are enjoying Kira! Best, Cathlin

 

Henry from UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing

May 2018

May 2018

I've had an extremely positive experience with Kira Talent. Customer Support has been fantastic!

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Easy to use! Both applicants and faculty reviewers have commented on how this software has made the interview process more efficient. As an administrator, I like monitoring the analytics section to see which stage each applicant is in during the interview process. Sending interview invites is also easy and efficient.

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I can't think of any negatives! I have thoroughly enjoyed using this software. In the short time that we have utilized Kira Talent, I have seen that it has made a positive difference in our interview process in terms of efficiency.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Henry! Thank you so much for your review!! I am so glad that you and your team have enjoyed Kira and that it helped make your admissions process more efficient! Best, Cathlin

 

Joel from Newhouse School at Syracuse University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Kira has been essential to us during our admissions process because we can ask spontaneous questions

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We get to see our applicants up close and personal

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I like that we can rotate question and that we can ask both video questions and written questions. This enables us to to see how applicants perform in a pressurized situation.

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There is really nothing I like least; the platform does exactly what we want it to do and has become a crucial part of the application process.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Joel! Thanks for your review! I am so glad that you and your team enjoy using Kira and see the value in combining timed written and timed video questions in your assessment :) Best, Cathlin

 


May 2018

May 2018

Fantastic product that has made interviews a lot easier for my company.

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Multiple people being able to review the prospective applicants is fantastic. As we deal with international students it can be hard to arrange times that work for both parties, this product allows the applicant to complete it at a time that works for them and than we can review the interview when it works for our schedules as well.

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I like the ability to review the interviews, and have the applicants complete them at a time that works for everyone.

Cons

Some slight adjustments would make it even more beneficial for day to day use, but these are small personalized things that on a whole do not detract much form my overall pleasant experience with the product.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey there! Thanks a tonne for the great review! We truly appreciate it! :) -Christian

 

Aki from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great tool to assess a candidate's communication and language skills.

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It's great to be able to go back and watch a candidate's response. This really helps with choosing the right candidates.

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I haven't noticed anything negative so far. I need more time using this software to be able to give an educated response. The customer service team is always quick to help with any issues or questions.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Aki - it's so great to read your wonderful review. We're always here to help if you need anything! Great to see you're having a positive experience. - Melanie

 


May 2018

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Kira Talent have a great product and an excellent support team.

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A whole extra layer of assessment. Consistency alongside our interview process - we have alumni interviewing for us, so this software allows us to take a look at every applicant.

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The software is relatively easy to set up and use and provides huge assessment & selection value in the recruitment process.

Cons

It's not really a negative about the software, more about the idea of video assessment. We felt that it was important to have a team discussion on visual and language bias to ensure that we use the product carefully, respectfully and in context.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey there! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! :D -Christian

 

Rebecca from W. P. Carey School of Business
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Helpful English Proficiency Tool

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The ease of locating different users. With a large ESL applicant population, it was impossible to personally interview each candidate so this provided an easy tool to evaluate language proficiency of those we couldn't speak to.

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It became cumbersome to send out another invite if the user happened to make a mistake in registration.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Rebecca - I'm so glad you're seeing tons of value and time savings with the platform! Regarding the registration issues, I'd love to understand if this is an applicant or WP user error. I'll send you a quick note now! - Melanie

 

Janet from CMCC

May 2018

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Have used the online interview platform for 2 years as part of undergraduate admissions committee.

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Clear pages. Fonts are easy to read. It seems easy for our volunteer assessors to use and does not seem to require much instruction for them.

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Had issues with signing in and they were hard to resolve, but it eventually got fixed and I was able to sign in.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Janet! So good to hear that you've had a great experience with us over the past two years. I'm sorry to hear about the issues with sign in - please let us know if you have any trouble next year, and we'll get it sorted out for you right away. - Melanie

 

Brittany from brown school

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May 2018

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I like this software because of the simplicity of the software and the ease of use. I love the idea of being able to watch prospective student videos and getting to review the application on another level. It is helpful to not have to only review long drawn out applications all day, but to have a tool that allows for you to easily separate one candidate from the next candidate. I love the Kira interviews. The process works well for a program like social work or public health because you can really see and witness the passion that is exuded from the video submissions that the applicants send in to us during application season.

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Although there are aspects of the software that I really like, there are also aspects of the software that I believe are a bit challenging at times. For example, I find it difficult sometimes to troubleshoot, navigate, and solve technical issues for individuals applying to the program. In my opinion, the solution is not very helpful to the prospective student because I often must refer them to Kira to call for help with their problem and sometimes I feel as if I am not providing the highest level of customer service to the prospective student. This can at times can be a bit frustrating to say the least.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy to hear that Kira allows you to see the passion of the student applying :) Thank you for letting us know about the issues and ideas that you have surrounding technical support for applicants! I would love to connect with you further about this to hear your ideas :) I will reach out to your via email. - Cathlin

 


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My experience has been positive thus far.

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Quick interview review, eliminating requirement of face to face interviews for candidates.

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I enjoy the refresh tracker as well as the intuitive design. I also like the ease of building the interview links directly into Salesforce.

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At times the software crashes and it is a critical component to my role. Other than that, I do not have any complaints.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to review Kira! :) Please reach out to us at success@kiratalent.com if you continue to experience software crashes - we're happy to help! -Christian

 

Javier from USC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

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A lot

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Easy to access and information is easy to find. When I am reviewing data or as well seeking information on Kira it is easy to find being it is user friendly.

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It usually only works with Safari and not Google Chrome on Macs. When trying to review videos unfortunately I am always travelling and as well moving from different office locations based of my seasonal events on campus. Therefore moving around in different areas requires me to use different computers.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Kira Talent, Kira Talent

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hi Javier - thanks for the awesome feedback! We actually recommend Google Chrome as a preferred browser for Kira, especially since we've updated our video player, so please let me know if you continue to run into issues! - Melanie

 
 
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