Intelligent Interview Sequencing

Seamless scheduling for complex interview workflows

Schedule interview sequences

Finding a time slot that works for candidates and members of an interview panel can be difficult. The more people that are involved, the more moving parts there are to consider when scheduling interviews.

Businesses can use Cronofy's Real-Time Scheduling feature to meet this challenge.

But what happens when an interview process requires candidates to attend several interviews with different people on the same day?

This is an increasingly common requirement for companies trying to optimize the time they spend interviewing candidates. Cronofy's Intelligent Interview Sequencing allows hiring managers to generate automated schedules for candidates based on both the sequence of interviews they need and the real-time availability of interviewers.

Create your rules, we find the times

Let's take the example of a typical interview day for a candidate. It involves a 30-minute introduction with a HR manager, two one-hour interviews with members of the hiring team, and a 20-minute wrap up.

In order to work, the interview scheduling tool has to know when each person involved is going to be available and when their common availabilities can make the interview possible. Now multiply that by dozens of candidates. Fitting interview times within that structure can be a nightmare.

With Intelligent Interview Sequencing, businesses can define their rules and use Cronofy's Intelligent Interview Sequencing feature to dynamically create interview schedules.

Improve your interview processes

Intelligent Interview Sequencing is designed to be embedded directly into applicant tracking systems and recruitment software to empower both hiring managers and candidates.

Recruiters save hours of coordination and back-and-forth communications by automating complex interview scheduling processes. The candidate experience is dramatically improved as candidates can self-book their interview times based on everyone's availability within the interview structure.

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FAQs

How does Cronofy work?

Cronofy allows developers to build software that connects with multiple calendar services while working with just one API. This saves them time, saves businesses money, and makes the ongoing maintenance of building calendar connectivity easier for everyone.

Do I need to connect to different calendar services?

No, Cronofy supports applications that sit between the various calendar services and provides access to all or some of the five major calendar services that we connect to.

Do I need to enable each calendar service?

No. Cronofy’s APIs automatically give you access to the five calendar services.

What is required to integrate my application with Cronofy?

You set the rules and must provide the UI for your application. You need to integrate our authentication process and use our API to retrieve calendar data. Cronofy is responsible for ensuring the application receives the calendar data.

How do I control the level of access I have to my users' calendars?

You can control the level of access, meaning you can get all the calendar data or only free/busy information.

How long does integration with Cronofy take?

It depends on the complexity of your product workflow and the UI design work. We offer off the shelf UI with Real-Time Scheduling and a simple integration with Smart Invites.

How do users connect to Cronofy?

Your users are directed to an authentication page managed by Cronofy. We use OAuth2 to control access and security.

What does the user authentication process look like?

Users are required to select the calendar they want to authorize Cronofy to access (eg. Apple, Google, Outlook.com etc) and provide their credentials.

Can we white label the authentication process?

Yes, we allow customization of UI elements. You can add your logo to the header for example.

Do you store users’ calendar information?

We store all calendar information including event details, but not their contacts.

Where is your data processing managed?

You can choose between the USA or Germany.

How does your pricing work?

Pricing is determined by a) the features you require and b) the total number of users per month. For instance, to organize meetings based on availabilities, it requires the Availability API which is part of the Emerging Plan.

What constitutes a user?

A user is an individual – customer or end-user – who has granted your application access to their calendars. We only recognise them as a user once they have completed the authorization process and connected to Cronofy. A single user can have several calendars synced through Cronofy.

Is it a licence model?

No, it’s an activation model. We only recognize users when they are connected with Cronofy. Billing for the user stops when they are no longer active.

What happens if I go over my included user limit?

We automatically bill you for the additional users at the end of the month. Our team is always on-hand if you want to see which plan best fits your usage.

How is payment managed?

You can pay monthly via a credit or debit card. If you subscribe to an annual Emerging Plan or above, we can invoice you.

For additional services such as Smart Invites – which is billed monthly – and Enterprise Connect – which is billed annually – we will automatically invoice you as soon as these products are activated.

Can you do the integration for us?

No, our objective is to build the APIs for you or your integration partner to complete the integration. However, if you are looking for an integration partner we can advise.

Do you offer technical review meetings?

We offer technical review meetings for customers on our Emerging Plan and above. Everything else is handled via online support tickets.

How do I connect users with Exchange?

First, Exchange Web Services must be activated. Then the user can connect their calendar through our authentication process.

Does Cronofy work with different time zones?

Yes. However, your application needs to identify the time zone of your customers.

How does Cronofy treat tentative calendar events?

In terms of free/busy the recipient is seen as unavailable. This information can also be read from the user's calendar as its actual value.

How do we set user working hours?

This is handled by your application.