HireVue, the global leader in video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools, has today published its AI Explainability Statement.

An HR industry first, HireVue’s AI Explainability Statement has been reviewed by the ICO and supported by Best Practice AI, together with Simmons & Simmons and Jacob Turner of Fountain Court Chambers. The statement provides information on how HireVue’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based assessments work, including why, when and how it uses this technology to help customers make better hiring decisions.

HireVue considers the ethical development of AI, candidate transparency and, privacy to be core values of the business. HireVue’s AI Explainability statement is the latest proactive step to ensure that its technology is at the forefront of emerging best practices in the use of HR hiring technologies. The Explainability Statement, together with previously commissioned independent audits, provides customers with meaningful information about the logic involved in HireVue’s technology.  Together they are the latest tools to help companies understand the processing of personal data.

The statement, which can be viewed here, offers a non-technical explanation of HireVue’s AI to its customers, regulators and the wider public.

Simon Greenman, Partner at Best Practice AI and a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council, comments: “We are seeing an increasing number of organisations begin to prepare AI Explainability Statements, as they quickly become a vital means to build trust among the public and meet increasing regulatory requirements worldwide.

“The use of AI is rapidly becoming mainstream in the recruitment world, so HireVue’s decision to be the first in the industry to publish how their software and algorithms work is something we’re incredibly proud to be a part of. We believe that taking the lead with AI Explainability demonstrates a clear commitment to transparency and sustainable, trusted AI.”

Lindsey Zuloaga, Chief Data Scientist at HireVue, comments: “Being at the forefront of defining the transparent and ethical use of AI and software is at the heart of what we do. Our mission is to create a level playing field for anyone seeking employment, reducing bias and providing organizations with a more diverse pool of talent. Deploying AI correctly and ethically, powers a significantly more consistent, less biased, more engaging screening process for recruiters and candidates alike. We believe there needs to be more transparency around its use in HR, this is why we’ve published our own AI Explainability statement, to best support our customers and educate the industry.”