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Video Interviewing: What Does the EEOC Say?

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of one of the fastest growing HR technologies today:

True or false: Video interviewing reduces hiring costs.

  • True.  Employers save on travel costs and gain time efficiencies for the hiring team.

True or false: Video interviewing is a good way to find right-fit candidates.

  • True. Candidates can showcase their interpersonal skills, and potential employers can evaluate their fit with the position and organizational culture.

True or false: Video interviewing increases the potential for discrimination.

  • False!  In fact, that’s actually a common misperception.
Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Nervous about Video Interviewing and Discrimination Risk?

The topic of video interviewing and discrimination risk comes up every so often, and though I’ve blogged about it several times, we still hear concerns from time to time. The gist of our past articles is this: A video interview used correctly presents no greater legal challenge or risk than the traditional in-person interview.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing

Understand Candidates' Core Values with Video Interviewing

Fast Company published an exceptional article on workplace race relations in light of the Trayvon Martin verdict earlier this year. I particularly liked two of the author’s main points: 1) Companies with high levels of diversity are also industry leaders, and 2) there is a cost to subconscious discrimination. At Montage, we know diversity and inclusion are important to clients like Disney, Allstate, Manpower, Humana and many others. We’ve partnered with our clients to give them a permanent hiring advantage with video interviewing, and that includes supporting diversity andinclusion in their places of work.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring for Large Enterprise Organizations

Video Interviewing and Discrimination: What TA Leaders Need to Know

Scene from any HR department circa 2005: Recruiter in a panicky voice, “Whoa, there’s a picture on this resume! And this one started auto-playing a video cover letter as soon as I opened it.” Recruiting manager replies in alarm, “Shoot, now what do we do with this? I cannot un-see what I’ve seen. We better go talk to Legal so we don’t get into trouble.” Thankfully the introduction of video interviewing within HR hiring workflows has moved into a phase of being the “new normal.” But, these stress-inducing questions still sometimes emerge.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing

Avoid making big mistakes in hiring

Making missteps in the hiring process can have devastating effects on an otherwise thriving company. Even if business is booming, everything can be derailed by bringing in one or two employees who bog down the rest of the workforce and inhibit corporate growth. The problems caused by hiring errors tend to snowball over time - poor hires develop bad habits on the job, and those habits often spread around the office, infecting other workers.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Current employees can also be evaluated with a video interview

When a position opens up at a company, hiring executives immediately choose to engage in a virtual recruitment strategy to attract and retain top talent. However, in many cases these managers are blind to the fact that the best possible fit for a role is right in front of them - a qualified, tenured employee who is looking for a new challenge and an investment in success.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Immediate satisfaction does not exist in the hiring sector

Americans are well-known for their penchant for instant gratification. The rise of the fast food industry alone proves that many U.S. citizens prefer to have products and services delivered to them at a moment's notice, but unfortunately, this is a trait that cannot transfer to the hiring sector.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing Hiring Best Practices

Lowering unemployment rates spark competition in the hiring sector

The unemployment rate in the United States offers plenty of insight into the current state of the national economy, and recently, this number decreased to near-record levels. While those in the business sector are rejoicing as consumer confidence, private spending and investments rise, those in the hiring sector are taking a deep breath in response to the shrinking applicant pool. The lower the unemployment rate, the harder it is to find top talent and attract them to open positions.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing

Video Resume or Video Interview? The Differences May Surprise You

On the surface, video resumes and video interviews don’t seem all that different. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then video must be worth millions.  Both of these technologies are gaining in popularity and use. However, when you consider the two within the context of the hiring process, their differences become much more distinct.   One accelerates talent acquisition, the other can hinder it, for a couple of key reasons:

Topics: Candidate Experience EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing

What does the future hold for the recruiting sector?

The first decade of the new millennium was fraught with many significant changes in the hiring sector. For example, the rise of social media corporations like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn created a whole new industry that employs thousands of workers today. In addition, job boards and posting websites like Monster.com began to pop up across the internet, changing the idea of a classified ad and the format of written content. Digital content delivery became the new normal, but virtual recruitment strategies are continuing to shift as the year winds on.

Topics: EEOC Compliance and Video Interviewing Benefits of Video Interviewing