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How LOVOO GmbH Replaced Phone Screens with Spark Hire’s Video Interviews

Founded in 2011, LOVOO is one of the most popular dating apps in German-speaking countries. The privately held company currently employs approximately 160 employees from over 25 nations and has offices in Dresden and Berlin. As a growing company, the hiring team at LOVOO was in need of a more efficient way to screen applicants. After continuously losing talent to a slow hiring process, Recruiting Manager, Mia Voigt, was ready for change. 

Spark Hire’s video interviewing platform created a consistent, streamlined approach to LOVOO’s screening process while speeding up their overall time to hire. Voigt and her team were quick to recognize the additional benefits of implementing the technology into their hiring strategy. 

User-friendly interface and customization

Prior to Spark Hire, Voigt and her team would conduct lengthy 20-60 minute phone interviews, or in some instances in-person interviews, with all potential candidates. As the company continued to grow, this process became unsustainable. “We needed a more efficient process in place for screening applicants. Spark Hire’s user-friendly interface and customization made it easy for us to streamline our preliminary interviews while keeping the candidate experience top of mind,” says Voigt.

Additionally, the platform made it easier for Voigt and her team to review and discuss potential hires with hiring managers, leading to improved collaboration among the team and more confident decision-making. The hiring team has saved an immeasurable amount of time since replacing phone screens with Spark Hire’s one-way video interviews

Eliminating roadblocks

Selling the new technology across the organization was easy for Voigt, she explains, “The team was on board as soon as they learned of the time efficiency. Putting time back in a team member’s schedule made the platform an easy sell across the company.” Spark Hire not only saved a tremendous amount of time, it also improved their candidate experience.

By eliminating the roadblocks impacting their original hiring process, the LOVOO team sped up their time to hire while improving the candidate experience. “We are now able to give the candidates quicker feedback on their applications and have gained more speed within the recruitment process,” says Voigt, adding, “We’re able to meet candidate expectations and expand our candidate reach.”

Extended candidate reach

An extended candidate reach and improved team communication has led to more confident decision-making and better employee retention. Voigt adds that the short but insightful one-way video interviews provide the hiring team a much more thorough first impression of candidates while saving time in the process. 

LOVOO is now hiring in a fraction of the time it used to take. Voigt adds, “Hiring teams looking to streamline their approach, especially the preliminary interview stage, should definitely explore Spark Hire.” Overall, LOVOO has successfully streamlined their screening process while improving team collaboration and enhancing the candidate experience. 

Jordyn Shelton

Jordyn works as a B2B Copywriter on Spark Hire's marketing team. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading a good book, attempting new recipes in the kitchen, bingeing a true crime show, or snuggling her dog Lou.