Pros and cons of video resumésDigital communication and video becoming 'more and more the norm'By Sarah Dobson10/05/2009|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/05/2009 The appeal and effectiveness of video resumés, for employees and employers alike, are not yet proven. The technology required, costs, concerns about discrimination and unprofessional efforts have painted the digital curriculum vitae as less of a bonus and more of a burden. But there are definitely some perks. Here are some of the pros and cons.Time-saver: Video resumés save an employer time and money in the process of hiring people, says Mario Redicke, president of Mayomann.com, a provider of online video resumé applications, based in Victoria. Typically, to screen just one person, HR has to scan and analyze resumés, make a pre-screening phone call and schedule an interview. A video resumé can shorten this process.“Everything can be delivered in one package — qualifications, references, personality, demeanour and character,” he says. “Within a few seconds or minutes, a video resumé can let HR know if it should consider interviewing the person and what kind of fit he might have with the company culture.” To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.