- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On January 19, 2015
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Workplace discrimination remains a major concern. For example, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that approximately 100,000 job bias charges were filed in fiscal year 2012.
Here are some of the most common examples of employment discrimination that occurs during the hiring process:
- Only considering applicants of a particular sex, race, religion, etc.
- Offering a woman less pay than a man for the same amount of work.
- Requiring one set of applicants to take a test, while letting others skip over this part of the hiring process.
Many people still have a negative perception regarding video interviewing and discrimination. It is important to note that video interviewing does not cause companies to discriminate, it is simply a tool that recruiters use in their recruitment process. Any company that would use video interviewing as a means to discriminate would do so at other stages of the recruitment process, such as during an in-person interview.
Regardless of your industry, company size, or location, the last thing you want is to be slapped with a discrimination claim. Not only can this give your company a bad name, but it can cost you a lot of time and money.
If used correctly video interviewing can actually help your company avoid damaging lawsuits. Here are some examples of how VidCruiter is helping companies avoid discrimination with video interviews:
- A prerecorded video interview ensures that all candidates experience the same questions in the exact same way. Having all candidates answer a standardized set of questions allows companies to measure applicants based on the same criteria and is one of the most important ways to avoid discrimination claims.
- Video interviews can easily be recorded and shared. This allows all recruiters and other important individuals to form their own opinions of a candidate by witnessing the interview directly.
- The VidCruiter platform tracks all notes and emails sent to applicants and between members of your recruitment team. Easy access to all this information helps you monitor your recruitment process and ensure that discrimination does not come into play. Having a detailed set of records can also be useful if an applicant does file a discrimination claim against your company.
Companies of all sizes can be accused of workplace discrimination. If you have any concerns about the way you are recruiting and hiring employees, consider the benefits of video interviewing. This technology could go a long way in easing your stress, giving you the peace of mind in knowing that all applicants are being treated equally.