Videos Don’t Discriminate  Webinar Presentation  Speaker: Josh Tolan  Topic: Videos Don’t Discriminate-          The Co...
IntroductionThe Elephant in the Room As a hiring manager, employer orrecruiter the discrimination questionis part of your...
Introduction The Answers is Yes  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) using video in your hiri...
Introduction Learning Objectives Understand what is and isn’t discrimination in the hiring process. Learn how video can ...
Introduction Let’s Start With The Problem  What is discrimination?     Discrimination in the hiring process     occurs w...
What is Discrimination?What is the EEOC?The EEOC stands for EqualEmployment OpportunityCommission. The EEOC was founded ...
What is Discrimination?What Characteristics Does the EEOC Cover? The EEOC protects candidates from discrimination based o...
What is Discrimination?How Common is Discrimination? We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go when it co...
What is Discrimination?Discrimination or not? Hiring Discrimination:           Not Hiring Discrimination:    Asking a c...
Using Video In the Hiring ProcessWhy Use Video Recruitment? Video cuts down on money and  travel:    Interviewing online...
Using Video In the Hiring ProcessWhy Use Video Recruitment? Video allows you to better evaluate  candidates:    Video le...
Video and DiscriminationIs Video Compliant? YES!    According to the EEOC, video     technology is completely     compli...
Video and DiscriminationThe EEOC’s decision When asked in 2004 they said:   Employers and recruiters [should]   continue ...
Video and DiscriminationThe EEOC’s decision When asked again in 2010 they  said:   The EEO laws do not expressly   prohib...
Video and DiscriminationVideos Don’t Discriminate So we see the EEOC doesn’t consider  video technology any more discrimi...
Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Videos don’t discriminate, but people  do. So how can companies...
Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Keep questions standard. When asking questions during a o...
Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Write down your evaluating criteria. While video is the w...
Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Get training! It’s important to be able to recognize  dis...
Avoid DiscriminationThe Importance of Addressing Discrimination All candidates should have the same  chance at an open po...
RecapWe learned more about whatdiscrimination is and its negative impacton the hiring process.We touched on the benefits...
Questions?     Let’s Answer Some Questions.
Questions?  Question: Is there anyway to assure my applicants that video is  safe to use? – Lisa  •   You can point applic...
Questions?  Question: Do you know of any good practices for training  employees on how to avoid tricky situations when it ...
Questions?  Question: What kind of criteria should you use to evaluate  video?- Steve  •   Will depend on the company and ...
Thank You       Thank You For Tuning In!                 Check us out at www.SparkHire.com       Questions or Comments? Em...
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Spark Hire, the leading online video interviewing platform, delivers “Videos Don’t Discriminate” webinar. This webinar answers the common questions employers may have regarding the possibility of discrimination when using video interviews in the hiring process. It goes into detail about how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found nothing illegal or discriminatory about online video interviewing.

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  1. 1. Videos Don’t Discriminate  Webinar Presentation  Speaker: Josh Tolan  Topic: Videos Don’t Discriminate- The Compliance Question  Date: July 10th, 2012  Time: 2 pm EST / 11 am PST Presented by
  2. 2. IntroductionThe Elephant in the Room As a hiring manager, employer orrecruiter the discrimination questionis part of your everyday hiring efforts.You want to make sure that you hirethe top talent while staying diverseand compliant with regulations.Online video is a great way tosource new talent. But is itcompliant?
  3. 3. Introduction The Answers is Yes  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) using video in your hiring process is completely compliant!  This webinar will discuss the discrimination question when it comes to hiring, and show video is the wave of the future.
  4. 4. Introduction Learning Objectives Understand what is and isn’t discrimination in the hiring process. Learn how video can be used as a compliant tool in the recruitment of top talent. Look at how the EEOC views video. Suggest ways in which companies can stay compliant on the human side, instead of blaming technology.
  5. 5. Introduction Let’s Start With The Problem  What is discrimination? Discrimination in the hiring process occurs when candidates are rejected based off qualities other than qualifications and experience.
  6. 6. What is Discrimination?What is the EEOC?The EEOC stands for EqualEmployment OpportunityCommission. The EEOC was founded in 1965thanks to the advances made by theCivil Rights Movement.The EEOC is meant to protectemployees and candidates fromdiscrimination in the workplace andthe hiring process.
  7. 7. What is Discrimination?What Characteristics Does the EEOC Cover? The EEOC protects candidates from discrimination based on thefollowing characteristics: Race Color Religion Sex/Gender (including pregnancy and sexual orientation) National origin Age (40 or older) Disability Retaliation (employees cannot be retaliated against for reporting discrimination)
  8. 8. What is Discrimination?How Common is Discrimination? We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go when it comes to discrimination. Facts: In 1997, there were 80,680 discrimination charges. In 2011, there were 99,947 charges.  The most charges in 2011 were for retaliation, race, and sex/gender.
  9. 9. What is Discrimination?Discrimination or not? Hiring Discrimination:  Not Hiring Discrimination:  Asking a candidate if she  Job related questions: for plans on starting a family instance, if the job has soon. physical requirements.  Asking a candidate about  Seeing a candidate prior to their religious garb or physically meeting them in affiliation. person: for instance video resumes or video interviews.
  10. 10. Using Video In the Hiring ProcessWhy Use Video Recruitment? Video cuts down on money and travel:  Interviewing online reduces 67% of travel costs associated with hiring  Interview 10 candidates via video interviewing in the time it takes to interview 1 candidate via phone
  11. 11. Using Video In the Hiring ProcessWhy Use Video Recruitment? Video allows you to better evaluate candidates:  Video lets you see candidates’ communication skills earlier in the process.  Helps to determine whether a candidate’s personality will fit into the company.
  12. 12. Video and DiscriminationIs Video Compliant? YES!  According to the EEOC, video technology is completely compliant with hiring guidelines. What’s compliant?  Video Resumes  One Way Video Interviews  Live Video Interviewing
  13. 13. Video and DiscriminationThe EEOC’s decision When asked in 2004 they said: Employers and recruiters [should] continue to structure their recruitment and selection processes to be nondiscriminatory and to consistently focus on the job qualifications of all job seekers, regardless of technology or of the information available by virtue of that technology.
  14. 14. Video and DiscriminationThe EEOC’s decision When asked again in 2010 they said: The EEO laws do not expressly prohibit the use of specific technologies or methods for selecting employees, and therefore do not prohibit the use of video resumes.
  15. 15. Video and DiscriminationVideos Don’t Discriminate So we see the EEOC doesn’t consider video technology any more discriminatory than traditional hiring practices. Online video technology does not increase the likelihood of discrimination. After all, video doesn’t discriminate: people do!
  16. 16. Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Videos don’t discriminate, but people do. So how can companies stay compliant on the human side? Tip: Stop blaming technology! Technology can’t judge and videos can’t discriminate. Don’t blame your technology - look at your company practices.
  17. 17. Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Keep questions standard. When asking questions during a one way or live video interview, ask a similar set of questions. Asking the same questions ensures no discriminatory questions are asked.
  18. 18. Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Write down your evaluating criteria. While video is the wave of the future, writing down your evaluating criteria will keep things clear. Using the same set of written criteria to judge all candidates will stop some from getting preferential or discriminatory treatment.
  19. 19. Avoid DiscriminationHow To Avoid Discrimination in Hiring Tip: Get training! It’s important to be able to recognize discrimination in the workplace and the hiring process. Employers should spring for in-house training so employees and hiring managers know to spot discriminatory practices and stop them.
  20. 20. Avoid DiscriminationThe Importance of Addressing Discrimination All candidates should have the same chance at an open position. Candidates should be judged on their qualifications, experience, and merits. Implementing best practices will increase employee morale and add to a positive company reputation! It can also reduce any legal costs by as much as 50 percent.
  21. 21. RecapWe learned more about whatdiscrimination is and its negative impacton the hiring process.We touched on the benefits of usingvideo in the hiring process for hiringmanagers and employers.We found out what is and isn’tdiscrimination.We discovered the EEOC does not consider video technology to bediscriminatory.We shared tips to improve your company’s best practices when itcomes to discrimination.
  22. 22. Questions? Let’s Answer Some Questions.
  23. 23. Questions? Question: Is there anyway to assure my applicants that video is safe to use? – Lisa • You can point applicants to this webinar. • Now that you know what the EEOC says about video, you can let applicants know it’s 100 percent compliant. • Mention specific EEOC guidelines and regulations like the ADA and Title VII. • This will put applicants at ease know the EEOC says video technology is completely compliant.
  24. 24. Questions? Question: Do you know of any good practices for training employees on how to avoid tricky situations when it comes to using video?– John • Make sure employees use set questions and written criteria to evaluate all candidates. • Have hiring managers write down notes when interviewing or viewing video interviews. • This will show a written record of the thought process behind candidate evaluation. • Use the same safeguards you would for in-person interview situations.
  25. 25. Questions? Question: What kind of criteria should you use to evaluate video?- Steve • Will depend on the company and position you’re hiring for. • You might need to put evaluation emphasis on personality for some jobs or technical skills for others. • Fit and Skills important evaluation criteria for all jobs: • You need your new employee to fit into the company in order to retain talent. • Candidates must also have the technical skills required to succeed.
  26. 26. Thank You Thank You For Tuning In! Check us out at www.SparkHire.com Questions or Comments? Email us: webinar@sparkhire.com Blog: http://blog.sparkhire.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/sparkhire Facebook: http://facebook.com/sparkhire YouTube: http://youtube.com/sparkhire

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