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Video Interviewing: What Does the EEOC Say?

January 21, 2016    |    1.5 minutes read

Modern Hire

The EEOC has evaluated video interviewing and given a favorable opinion. According to the EEOC, video interviewing and in-person interviewing are equivalent. Once you make the decision to fill a position, you’re not incurring any more risk by video interviewing than you are by interviewing candidates in the more traditional in-person, face-to-face way. For a more detailed discussion, please check out our webinar presentation by Les Rosen, employment attorney and founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources.

Modern Hire Takes Extra Steps for Further Protection

To better understand our clients’ obligations, we’ve worked with outside legal counsel and met with the EEOC. We’ve enhanced our solution to further protect our clients by:

  • Presenting consent and approval to candidates when they engage in video interviewing
  • Offering inclusion of client-specific wording and waivers
  • Creating a consistent, uniform experience for all applicants to a specific requisition
  • Allowing searches based on data and keywords, not images or video
  • Offering robust reporting activities to track interview activity
  • Using state-of-the-art, encryption methods with data stored in secure, 5-level redundant environments
  • Hosting all interviews on a secure, IT-friendly network

In sum, EEOC compliance has been explored and clearly defined.