Who Uses Kira Talent?

Academic programs and schools at institutions worldwide who want to identify their best-fit applicants on more data points than grades and test scores.

What Is Kira Talent?

Join 300+ schools around the world who partner with Kira Talent to combine on-demand timed video and timed written with the rest of their admissions process. With an average rating of 4.5/5 by our clients, see why Kira Talent is the #1 choice for colleges and universities.

Kira Talent Details

Kira Talent

http://www.kiratalent.com

Founded 2012

Kira Talent Cost Overview

Kira Talent does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Kira Talent Features

Admissions Software
Application Management
Assessment Management
Candidate Management
Colleges / Universities
Evaluation Management
Fee Management
Financial Aid Management
Forms Management
K-12
Recruiting Management
Scoring
Self Service Portal
Feedback Management
Interview Management
Interview Practice Session
Live Video Interview
Panel Interviews
Pre-recorded Messages
Question Library
Self Service Portal
Session Recording
Skill Assessment & Scoring

Kira Talent Reviews

Showing 5 of 199 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Value for Money
4.2/5
Teresa P.
Associate Director, Recruitment Full time MBA Program
Higher Education, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/04/2018

"The Kira platform has allowed us to differentiate between candidates and determine fit much easier"

Pros: I like the timed responses, and opportunity to 'bucket' questions into different categories. It allows us to easily determine a candidates comprehension and see how quickly and concisely they can formulate an answer. This tool also offers us the ability to see who our applicants are, and if they meet the English proficiency levels that we require for admission into the MBA.

Cons: I wish the video would automatically feed into our CRM system. At this stage the link is a manual process. Integration into Salesforce would be ideal

Vendor Response

by Kira Talent on 15/05/2018

Hey Teresa! Thank you so much for the review! :) Looking forward to setting up a Kira/Salesforce integration with you in the near future! -Christian

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/04/2018
Angela F.
Admissions Officer
Higher Education, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/01/2019

"Kira Talent has been an excellent addition to our Admission process. Highly recommend Kira Talent."

Comments: Meeting our candidates virtually is a big plus. The convenient and user friendly platform saves time and adds efficiencies to the process. It is a great extension to a candidate’s application.

Pros: One of the most attractive features of the Kira Talent platform is how exceptionally easy it is to use. We use it daily as an integral part of our Admission process in getting to know our candidates better. The platform is very easy to navigate and the layout is very appealing. It is convenient and offers many great features including a ‘Results’ page that summarizes browser refreshes, technical issues, total time the candidate spent on completing their interview and a spelling and grammar check on the written response. The Kira Team is one of the most supportive and dedicated teams I have interacted with. The customer support team is always on hand to provide a great customer experience. They continue to grow their product and are always improving on an already great platform. They are receptive to customer feedback and the customer always feels valued. I would highly recommend this product.

Cons: Really no cons. Any issues or suggestions that are made are quickly acted on and improved upon. They are always meeting the customer’s needs.

Vendor Response

by Kira Talent on 04/03/2019

Hey Angela!

Thank you so much for the incredible review! :) It is our pleasure working with you and the team at McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business!

Cheers,
Christian

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/01/2019
Madooree B.
Manager, Field Recruiting
Public Policy, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/02/2019

"Customer Service needs improvement "

Comments: It is a useful tool for high volume recruitment organizations.

Pros: The platform is very easy to use and provides candidates with directions at every step.

Cons: The platform is not mobile enabled and it became an issue with a lot of candidates that willing to take the interview on their phones or tablets. There is less support for French candidates and I feel that they can improve a lot in customer service and providing French support to candidates. The business has taken a very different direction and is focusing more on University admissions.

Vendor Response

by Kira Talent on 04/03/2019

Hey Madooree,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! :) We hope to one day bring back the mobile app!

Thanks,
Christian

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/02/2019
Sarah J.
Manager of Recruiting and Communication
Education Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/09/2019

"Enhances the Student Applicant Experience"

Comments: We wanted a way to personalize the applicant experience to our graduate program. Kira Talent has helped us to get to know our applicants as people versus what we read about on paper. It has helped us see who may be best fit for our program.

Pros: I enjoy the ability to be able to holistically access our applicants to our graduate program by viewing their responses to certain interview questions. It brings the candidate to life when we can see their personality and how they react and adapt to interview questions versus reading about them on paper.

Cons: Sometimes we run into issues where the students have trouble recording their answers due to connectivity issues. I also wish there was an easier way to view the videos once submitted rather than having to look through the log of applicants to see which ones are newest.

Vendor Response

by Kira Talent on 12/09/2019

Hey Sarah!

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! :)

I'll reach out to you directly to discuss easier ways you can access the applicants videos.

- Christian

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/09/2019
Kareem R.
Manager, Digital Marketing
Higher Education
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018

"Good idea, not the best for the end user. "

Comments: Was able to weed through a huge pool of potential candidates with more context than a resume.

Pros: It helps you gain better insight of your candidates with a face to face which makes it easier to weed out people earlier in the process.

Cons: The users complained about the usability and not being able to time things properly. It doesn't actually replicate an interview and the screening isn't the best at all from their perspective so you might actually lose out on the best candidate if you based it on this.

Vendor Response

by Kira Talent on 15/05/2018

Hi Kareem - thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate it. You're right - we do recommend using Kira as a screening tool (like you are) instead of a replacement for a final, in-person interview. So glad you're seeing value and saving time with your current use case! - Melanie

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018