Archive for the ‘Video Resume’ Category

Vipe Customer Featured on the News for Using Video to Put Americans Back to Work

March 5, 2012 8 comments

Vipe’s customer TPI Staffing was recently featured on Fox News for using videos of their candidates to help get them placed. Clients and candidates alike were interviewed as part of the segment. Click the image below to view the video on the TPI Staffing website (you can also view the video by clicking here).

TPI Staffing

Clients found the video helped streamline the hiring process and candidates enjoyed how the short video helped them capture the attention of their prospective employer. Congratulations TPI Staffing on making the news for helping put Americans back to work!

CareerBuilder Offers Videos for Hiring

August 8, 2011 6 comments

CareerBuilder, a household name for every human resources, recruiting, and staffing professional in the world, offers Online Video Interviews.

Why would we write about another video provider in the recruiting industry? Two reasons.

First. At the end of the day we want you to succeed. We want you to have the most efficient and effective placement and hiring process. Vipe‘s product has helped many people get hired, however, our solution was not designed for every hiring process out there.

Second. Compliance. CareerBuilder is an incredibly large organization and you know they would not have offered a product unless their counsel signed off on its compliance.

I speak at lots of recruiting and staffing conferences and the question of whether or not using video in the hiring process is compliant comes up EVERY SINGLE time. So I’m here to share CareerBuilder’s opinion on the compliance of video.

Per their website, one of the benefits of video is, “Stay EEOC- and OFCCP-compliant — Online Video Interviews help you maintain standardization as all interviewees get the same interview questions, asked in the same way.”

Certain policies have to be followed in order to maintain compliance and if they are, they can actually help you standardize your process. CareerBuilder has done its homework and believes in the value of video for hiring by offering this product (note, from what we can find does not yet appear to have a similar offering).

If you have any questions about video in the hiring process, we at Vipe are happy to be a resource and point you in the right direction. Email us at or call us at (650) 352-1270.

CareerBuilder ends Video Resume functionality

September 7, 2008 Leave a comment

This article would have been great to add to my discussions about why video resumes won’t become mainstream. Turns out a huge name in the space, CareerBuilder, has stopped its video resume functionality. Check out the article here on ERE.

I rest my case.

Why video resumes won’t become mainstream (part III)

September 3, 2008 Leave a comment

I have covered the legality and process of why video resumes won’t become mainstream in parts I and II of this discussion, now let’s talk about who a video resume is designed to benefit (and why it most likely isn’t you).

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Why video resumes won’t become mainstream (part II)

September 2, 2008 1 comment

In Part I of this series I discussed one of my top three reasons why video resumes will not become mainstream: their potential for discrimination. Today I will outline the second reason why video resumes have not, and will not catch on: they make the hiring process more cumbersome, not less.

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Why video resumes won’t become mainstream (part I)

August 24, 2008 2 comments

I started this group to have a discussion about all types of video in hiring. As per my last posting, I believe videos that are created by companies to market and re-emphasize their brand are incredibly valuable and will only continue to grow in popularity.

Of the several types of videos within the hiring space, I think the least effective and least valuable are video resumes – for several reasons that will be discussed in parts:

1. Their potential for discrimination
2. The time they add to the hiring process, not streamline it
3. Who they are designed to benefit

I believe video resumes can absolutely increase the potential for discrimination in the hiring process for 2 primary reasons. First, because of when they enter the hiring process and second, because of the process standards demanded by the governing bodies that regulate employers.

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