London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 28 December 2012
Oxbow Executive Search partners with new video communications platform Saypage, to provide its clients and candidates with a means to carry out convenient, secure and anonymous online interviews. Already over 25% of Oxbow interview processes include an online video call element, representing significant time and cost savings for all concerned.
Built with professional communications in mind, Saypage and its branded partner portals cater for businesses where the scheduling and recording of secure calls is key. Equally important is an intuitive interface that can be accessed in all web browsers, with no download of additional software needed. If required, Saypage also allows for the billing of calls, real-time project collaboration and the creation of interest-led user groups and forums.
"When tasked with creating an online interviews platform for Oxbow, it was actually a case of removing Saypage functionality rather than developing anything new," says a Saypage spokesperson. "Oxbow wanted a simple-to-use, lightweight system that would work on all PCs and Macs, and that was a professional, branded service, distinct from existing online communications services intended more for friends and family. Importantly, the solution needed to allow for scheduled appointments and interview playback. Oxbow decided to use Saypage as an alternative to Skype for all these reasons plus the potential for call anonymity and the total lack of footprint left after an interview has taken place."
Recruitment is just one of a number of areas where Saypage has seen early interest in video-enabling customer communications. Other areas include online tutoring, health and psychology consultations, advertising and financial services, where the desire for companies to become more transparent in their customer dealings has seen much recent attention.
Since going into beta two months ago, Saypage has already handled over half a million minutes of voice and video calls on desktops alone. Due to go live in January 2013, Saypage will also be accessible via mobile communication apps, with partners being able to order their own versions of the same for iOS and Android platforms.
Saypage is completely free of set-up and hosting fees for partners wishing to charge their customers calling tariffs. In such arrangements, Saypage retains 10% of overall call revenues. For partners wishing to create video call center portals where video, voice and messaging interactions are to be entirely free, there is also no set-up fee. However, in these instances Saypage charges around $600/month based on anticipated usage which covers platform licensing, hosting and 24/7 support plus the recording and storage of calls.
About Saypage: Headquartered in London, UK, Saypage was founded in 2010 and is set to officially launch in January 2013.
About Oxbow Executive Search: Oxbow is a specialist executive search firm. Its focus is the emerging market arena and front office appointments for investment banking, private banking and asset management.