Does the EEOC allow Video Resumes?
Videos are no different than a paper resume showing someone belonged to a specific organization, or a specific fraternity or young political leadership group – those always give it away ahead of time too. The EEOC says the burden is on the HR person and management overall to hire based on merit; and, this technology has emerged and it is up to the company to utilize it effectively and document the process, just as was done when email resumes became the norm. Besides, if someone is prejudiced – it will not change once they meet the candidate in person. In fact, a video may help someone to get past that fact, if they like the way they communicate and present themselves on the video – whereby if they just saw them on paper, they might never give them that chance.