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Video Interviewing & Discrimination - What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a live webcast titled ‘Video Interviewing and Discrimination: What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know’ with video interviewing solution provider Montage through the Human Capital Institute (HCI) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT/12:00 Noon PM PDT. To register, please visit

“Interviewing is a critical part of the selection and due diligence process, and we appreciated the opportunity to work with an industry leader like Montage to review ways that employers can leverage video interviewing technology to improve the hiring process and the quality of their hires and, at the same time, stay in legal compliance,” says Rosen, an expert on background checks and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual – The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Jobseekers.”

The hour long webcast is approved for 1.00 General Credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). During the webcast, Rosen will explore the topic of video interviewing and discrimination. He will discuss:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
  • The most common basis for concern relating to video interviewing.
  • Are people truly understanding or misunderstanding what video interviewing is and is not?
  • How to prepare to overcome the objection and enjoy the business benefits of video interviewing.

According to the description for the webcast on the HCI website: When video interviewing first emerged about 10 years ago, worries about discrimination were commonly surfaced. Plus, 10 years ago, the technology didn’t work all that well anyway. By today, innovation and the advent of more sophisticated video capabilities brings us video interviewing technology that is quite sophisticated. Its use is growing in popularity across mid-size organizations and the Fortune 1000. In light of that ongoing adoption, is the concern about discrimination gone?

In addition to the webcast, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) released a whitepaper sponsored by Montage titled ‘Video Interviewing & Discrimination – What Talent Acquisition Leaders Need to Know.’ This whitepaper examines how video interviewing technology addresses the fear of discrimination issues by helping to limit, even eliminate, discrimination concerns. The whitepaper also covers:

  • What is Video Interviewing?
  • What is NOT Video Interviewing?
  • Video Interviewing Technology.
  • How Video Interviewing Protects Against Discrimination.
  • Positive Impact with Video Interviewing.
  • Easing Concerns about Discrimination Risk.
  • Why the EEOC is Important to Employers.
  • Why the OFCCP is Important to Employers.
  • EEOC and Video Interviewing.

Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background check firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He was the chair of the steering committee that founded NAPBS and served as first co-chair. He is a frequent presenter on employment screening topics for “ESR Speaks” and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He also qualified as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring.


Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background screening firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). ESR’s Service Organization Control SOC 2 Audit Report confirms the company meets high standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for data security, confidentiality, and privacy. To learn more, call 888.999.4474 or visit


When it comes to next-generation technology, experience matters. Montage offers the most mature video interviewing solution available, purpose-built to transform the hiring experience one smile at a time. Our proven leadership, clear vision, enterprise-strength technology, and superior experience make us the solution of choice for large companies pursuing a hiring advantage. To learn more, call 877.451.1695 or visit

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