We all know that the hiring process is a pain. It takes too long, costs too much money, and isn’t always fair or accurate. The good news is that there is a solution to this problem: an AI assistant. An interview avatar can help you save time and money on every hire, improve your candidate experience and employer brand, reduce unconscious bias in hiring, and identify hyper-targeted candidates who are more likely to accept an offer from you.


What is an interview avatar?

An interview avatar is a virtual AI assistant that interviews candidates for job openings. It can be used to screen potential employees by evaluating their soft skills and other competencies in order to create a comprehensive "profile" of the candidate's personality. An interview avatar uses conversational AI, which is a kind of artificial intelligence that allows people to communicate with computer programs in the same way they would with other humans.

Read more about what conversational AI is and how it works.

Embrace technology and make your hiring process faster, fairer, and more productive

If you've ever applied for a job, you know that the interview process can be stressful and time-consuming. You might take an online assessment test, submit your resume and cover letter, and then wait several weeks to hear back from the company. That's because traditional hiring practices are often slow; there are so many candidates vying for each available position that it can take quite a while before you hear whether you've been selected as a finalist.

But what if there were a better way? What if companies could use artificial intelligence (AI) software to screen candidates more efficiently? With AI technology, employers can analyze thousands of resumes in just seconds—and they can even conduct multiple rounds of interviews without having to bother with human HR staff.

You’re a reasonable person. You want to make sure you’re making the right decision on whether or not your business should use an interview avatar. So here’s a list of questions to ask yourself before you start:

  • What problem am I trying to solve?
  • How will I measure success?
  • What are the key benefits?

Read more about the role of AI in recruitment.

Begin by saving time and money on every hire

Go ahead and say it out loud: “I want to save money.”

There, that wasn't so hard, was it? It's not a side effect of working with an interview robot — it's the main reason you should use one.

With an interview avatar, you can reduce your time to hire and costs by 5x or more on every hire. Interview robots can ask all applicants the exact same questions at the same time, no matter if they live on another continent or in another country. Interview avatars are also available 24/7 so there's no waiting around for your next interview slot!

In addition to saving time and money by conducting screening interviews through an interview avatar (or "interview bot") instead of an actual human being, companies can potentially save millions by eliminating bias when making hiring decisions based on this technology. By reducing bias in the hiring process, you will identify better candidates faster while saving your company thousands of dollars every month on recruitment fees and wasted interviews.

Reduce unconscious bias in hiring

Interviewing is a process that's riddled with unconscious bias. Studies show that we're often terrible at identifying when these biases are creeping into our hiring decisions, which is why it's so important for companies to be aware of and address them.

With an interview avatar, every candidate can be treated the same. Every applicant can expect to get the same questions, and every applicant can expect to have the same opportunity to answer those questions.

Get hyper-targeted candidates

Interviews are a poor predictor of performance. When you consider the sheer amount of time and money spent on interviews, it's crazy that we use this practice at all. Think about all the time spent interviewing candidates, only to have them get rejected later when they don't work out in the long run. It's a huge waste of resources. And while most people understand this intellectually, they still continue to interview because it's what companies do—or rather, it's what companies have always done. And while I'm sure there are plenty of companies out there who are so good at hiring that they can afford this kind of waste, most aren't so lucky!

An interview avatar is sure to screen out any candidates who aren't a good fit for your company, by looking at their skills and competency. This will make it easy to identify candidates who are more likely to accept an offer from you.

Human-like interview avatar Tengai automates the screening phase 

Avatar-round-NO-BGUntil now, recruiters and hiring managers have lacked tools that objectively assess soft skills and personality traits of applicants. But our AI interview is changing that. Tengai’s natural language processing engine and D&I software powered by 20 years of recruitment methodology provide new opportunities for recruiters and hiring managers. As a result, you get higher efficiency and quality as well as a unique candidate experience. Tengai's unique candidate interface also stands out when compared to traditional chatbots and video interview software.

Build a strong talent pipeline today and incorporate Tengai’s AI software into your recruitment process by speaking with our team. 


You may also like

Digital interviews raise concerns
Digital interviews raise concerns
22 March, 2021

In 2020, the new coronavirus paralyzed the world and made over 7 billion people isolated in their homes, creating a new ...

Ethical AI practices in recruitment
Ethical AI practices in recruitment
8 May, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in recruitment processes, from screening resumes to conducting v...

What is ethical AI in recruitment?
What is ethical AI in recruitment?
20 February, 2023

Ethical AI has become one of the most critical aspects of AI development, as the use of AI systems deployed in the publi...