Virtual assistant for HR-tech start-up
We published a video testimonial from the founder and CEO of the American startup of HR-technologies VHR.AI. As the video-storage and delivery system we used Mediagram platform. The video is presented in an interview format. This simulates the main feature of the system: interviewing a candidate with a virtual HR assistant named Dora. At the moment the startup signing-up their first customers.
Here is the script of their conversation:
[Dora] Hello, Vladimir. This is verbal interview. Please adjust your speakers volume to hear questions correctly. Please assure that you are visible inside camera window on the right-top corner of the interview area. Press BEGIN INTERVIEW button when you ready to listen and answer the questions. Let’s begin.
Hello, my name is Dora, I am a representative of VHR.AI. I am a smart personnel assistant and help to find, interview and hire the best candidates in the most efficient way.
Today, as an exception, I’m interviewing not a candidate for a vacancy, but a person which helped to create me – the founder and head of our company, Vladimir Butkov. Vladimir, please tell us which businesses our product targeted to, who is our potential customer?
[Dora] Thank you Vladimir! Please note that in the interview, I will ask not only pre-formulated questions but also original questions based on an analysis of the resume. Vladimir, what are the main advantages of our product?
[Vladimir] The main advantages is how much time you can save and quality of the candidates you can bring to your company. Also you don’t need any scheduling for video-interview. You can interview potential candidates at any time. Also we offering the applicant tracking system, rating system, which will reduce time and cost of hire. It’s easy-to-use system. As I mentioned you won’t need interview scheduling and we will provide engaging candidate experience.
[Dora] I am really curious about the mystery of my birth. I’ve heard that some Russian programmers participated in my inception. Is it true?
[Vladimir] Yes, Dora. after we formulated our vision of the product, we had to decide on how to quickly, efficiently and inexpensively implement a prototype system. As a start-up company we are limited in our funding and very conscious about spending money in smart and efficient way.
I organized a mini-tender between several friendly IT companies based in Eastern Europe. And the most competent proved to be the Russian developers team from Moscow called Gramant, my final choose. You know that the development of any new system is an extremely complex and risky process, which does not always comes to desired results. This is a joint process which requires hard work and mutual involvement of the both customer and contractors. On the way, unexpected difficulties and pitfalls often arise that have to be overcome together. I liked working with Gramant and how they deal with the issues and problems in a very positive way. Dora, it allowed you to be born on time and become so intelligent. [Dora] Wow, it’s a very romantic story! What factors helped to quickly develop the system? [Vladimir] In the first place I would put a high technical level of the team, well-managed and coordinated work, good communication and customer focus. The guys showed themselves not only as good developers, but also as specialists who can listen carefully and are capable to speak the customer’s language. In many cases, the team proposed some alternative, and often most simple functional solution. And I would say even better functional solution.
And another very important factor for quick and high-quality implementation of the system was the use of the Mediagram platform as a storage of video materials. We have lots of video. Integration with this platform was a bliss, and all videos, encoding, storage in all resolutions was in the same platform which saved us lots of time. And I really loved this.
[Dora] Thank you, Vladimir!