Get started with Recright
Written by Milla
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Recright! We're glad to have you onboard with us!

To help you kickstart your experience with Recright, we've put together a brief guide on how to get started.

First, login with your credentials at

If you haven't had the chance to register just yet, don't worry – we've got you covered with clear instructions on how to complete the registration process here.

Please note that if you're a candidate for a video interview, you don't need to register.

Basic Information

After logging in, you're going to land on Recright dashboard. Depending on your company's contract, you may see the following sections: 'Job positions', 'Video interviews', and 'Live interviews'. To create a new project, click 'Create new'.

You can find all your job positions and video interviews in the listing page by clicking "Show all"

You can use the search function to search for applicants by their name, email or different tags.

The interactive tutorial will assist you in using the platform. You can get back to the tutorial at any time by choosing 'Show tutorial'

Account Management

You can find Account Management in the top right corner. Here you can set language of the dashboard, view tutorial, find Recright Help Center, Trainings, and What's New- section.

In Account Management you can find your own and company's Video Library and Account Details.

How to create a job ad

Create a new job ad on Recright dashboard by clicking 'Create new' in the Job Positions- section.

First, fill in the basic information about the job position. Enter the title of the job, location, language of the job add, the publication date of the ad, and the end date of the application round.

The position will automatically become public on the set publication date, and close on the set end date. If you do not enter an end date, the job advertisement will remain open indefinitely. Include a job description in the job advertisement, explain what duties are included, and the salary you provide. It's also a good idea to add your contact information, in case the candidate has questions about the position.

You can include an employer video in the job ad. An employer video is a short description of your company. It is an easy way to present your corporate culture and to improve your image as an employer.

Then, it's time to decide what you need to know about the candidates. You can make the application form fields optional or compulsory to fill in. If you ask candidates to submit links or attachment files, ensure that the job-ad explains what additional information you want the candidates to provide. Name and email are always compulsory to fill in. It's possible to add your own questions as well.

You can choose to ask one video question in connection with a job advertisement. This will give you a more extensive understanding of the candidates at the application stage.

After you have saved the job-ad, you can edit it by clicking the 'Edit job'-button.

Career page

After you have completed and published a job-ad, you can share it on social media in addition to company's career page. The career page shows all open and public job-ads in your company.

The career page does not display video interviews. If you want to close a job-ad, you can do so by changing the status of the job-ad from the status menu.

After you have changed the status of the job-ad from 'Open' to another option, the job-ad will no longer be displayed on the career page.

How to create a video interview

Create a new video interview on the Recright dashboard by clicking 'Create New' in Video Interviews- section.

Interview form setup

Type in the interview title and location of the workplace. For remote positions, type in the location of your main office. The selected interview language determines in which language the candidate receives the invitation message and the instructions for the interview.

Next step is to choose Open until - date and time zone. Open until- date is the deadline for the candidates to submit their video answers. If you do not select open until- date, the video interview remains open until it is closed manually. Usually five days enough for the candidates to record their answers. Please note that Monday is a better day for a deadline than Sunday.

You can also add the employer logo and background image which will be displayed in the invitation and in the video interview.

The next step is to choose which information you require from the candidates. Name and email address are always mandatory fields. If you wish to have additional information from the candidates, like phone number or city, you can make them as optional or required fields. Additionally, you can also ask for the candidates to submit a CV or to share a link to their websites, portfolios or social media account. This can be included as optional or required field as well.

You can add additional form fields to the form from the "Add a new form field" section. You can choose how the applicant answers the question (For example, whether it's a multiple choice, a selection, a short text answer, or a long text answer).

How to add video interview questions

There are four different ways you can create the video interview questions:

  1. You can record the interview question on the spot

  2. You can upload an already existing video from your device by clicking “Upload”.

  3. You can select a video you’ve recorded previously from your video library. Simply choose the video you like by toggling the “Add” button and pressing “Add videos”.

  4. You can have the question as a plain text instead of a video

Recording the video on the spot

If you decide to record your questions on the spot, click "Click to record the question" and enter the video title. After this, click "Record" and the recording will start in three seconds. After recording your question, you can either save it, or record it again by clicking "Retake" or "Remove video". You can record the question as many times as you wish.

How many questions should I record?

We recommend to add 5-6 questions, including a 'Welcome'- video, 3-4 position specific questions, and a 'Thank you'- video. Don’t record too many questions to avoid the interview fatigue both for yourself and the candidate.

You can also add an Employer- video in the beginning of the interview, so your candidates can get to know your organisation.

What kind of questions to record?

In 'Welcome'- video, you can welcome the candidate to the video interview and present yourself. We recommend to provide instructions about the expected length of the video answers. The most popular length is approximately one minute answer per video, but as an interviewer, you can decide the desired length. Feel free to give other instructions and wish good luck for the video interview.

Remember that you can choose whether you want your interview questions to be answered or not by toggling the 'Question can be answered'- button. For example: if your welcome video does not include a question, turn the 'Question can be answered'-button off.

If you wish to change the order of the questions, choose 'Reorder questions' above your interview questions and simply drag and drop them into the order you like.

You might finally want to thank the candidates for their answers and explain how the application process is going to progress. This way, the candidates will know that someone is going to contact them later.

Need more ideas? Check our Blog Post of "10 Video Interview Questions Ideas".

You can add, delete or organise videos until you've sent the first invitation. Remember to name the videos so that the candidates will remember which question they are answering.

After you have added all the questions, click save in order to proceed to the next phase which is inviting the candidates to the interview.

Screening and shortlisting of the candidates

When a candidate applies for a position or answers to a video interview, his or her profile will appear on the candidate list page. You can open the candidate’s profile to view more detailed information and watch the candidate's answers to video questions. You can also see when the candidate last visited the interview.

Comments & classifications

  • Comments: When watching the videos, you can make notes for your colleagues in the field provided for comments (Add a new comment). Your comments are visible to colleagues in the recruitment team

  • Tags: You can use tags to categorise the candidates, such as #passed or #Helsinki

  • Competencies: Additionally, you are able to rate the candidate’s competences from 1 to 5. There is a list of default competences as well as an option of adding your own.

  • Star rating: After you’ve seen the answers, in addition to comments, you can also give star rating to the candidates.

Recruitment stages

Once the candidates have been evaluated, you can choose to move them further down the hiring process to keep yourself and your colleagues up-to-date on your decisions concerning the candidate. You will find different stages from the top of the screen:

  • Choose “Proceed” if you wish to continue the process with the chosen candidate

  • Choose “Personal Interview” to book a personal interview

  • Choose “Schedule a meeting” once the personal interview is complete successfully. You can pick the available slots for the candidates to choose from and a suitable time frame. Here's more information about scheduling tool.

  • Depending on the situation you can move the candidate to either “Hired”, “Rejected” or “Withdrawn” at any point during the application process.

These stages are displayed by default in Recright. You can also make changes, if you wish.

Note that candidates cannot see the comments, tags, stars or stages you give them. While making a video interview, you can also delete or re-invite individual candidates, or ask extra questions through this page.

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