LAUSD Selects Interview USA's Virtual Video Interview™ System to Bridge the Chasm Between Central HR Processes and the Principals in the District

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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) selected Interview USA's patent-pending Virtual Video Interview™ solution to assist in the school site selection process for teachers in the District. With the solution, teachers can record their VVI while in the HR offices and minutes later it is available to principals throughout the District. Based on hiring needs, principals preview the VVIs of teachers who are certified in the subject areas needed at their schools. This system improves HR's communication with schools and provides principals with immediate access to newly recruited teachers.

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Sarasota, FL-based Interview USA, Inc. has been selected by LAUSD to provide Interview USA's patent-pending Virtual Video Interviews™ to the Human Resources department to expedite the school site selection process in a District with more than 700 schools covering a geographic area of over 700 square miles.

After their central HR processing, teachers are often provided lists of vacancies in the district and are encouraged to contact the respective principals for an interview. As part of LAUSD's ongoing effort to be on the cutting edge of new technology, the HR department felt that Interview USA's technology would allow principals easier and quicker access to highly qualified teachers. Teachers are able to record their Virtual Video Interviews™ while in the central offices and, minutes later, these interviews are available to the principals. In the short time since implementation in mid-June VVI has proven to be an asset in the hiring process. Principals have already selected over 50 teachers who were introduced to them through the Virtual Video Interview. Additionally, the District's recruiters will be able to record VVI's from teaching applicants in the field and upload them into the system for immediate access by principals. LAUSD's recruiters attend teaching job fairs in about 20 states.

11% of the nation's workforce will begin retiring in three years. As baby-boomers retire, it is expected that competition for good employees will heat up in many occupations not already plagued with national shortages like teachers. Employers that can identify potential employees faster and get them to hire will be at a competitive advantage. The Virtual Video Interview™ System makes interviews available to employers on an enterprise basis in minutes.

“The Virtual Video Interview™ really gives the teachers an advantage because LAUSD's principals are immediately able to get a feel for the teacher's personality, their demeanor, their communication skills, and enthusiasm for teaching. These are elements that are impossible to get from just a resume and a portfolio of their work,” said Raj Doraisamy, CEO of Interview USA, Inc.

There is already interest in the Virtual Video Interviews™ from other departments within LAUSD to assist them in their efforts to meet the employment needs of the second largest school district in the Nation.

About Interview USA, Inc.

Interview USA, Inc., based in Sarasota, FL, (, was founded in 2001 as a provider of workflow automation solutions. The privately-held company markets its Virtual Video Interview™ technology as a cost-cutting, time-saving tool to any organization that conducts interviews, whether for hiring or other purposes. IUSA's first deployment in an educational institution was installed in February 2003 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. IUSA's unique approach to developing technology has attracted partnerships from global enterprises such as Sprint and Fujitsu, Ltd., the third largest provider of Information Technology consulting services in the world. For more information on Interview USA, Inc. and its array of technology products and services, please contact Bryan St.Laurent, via telephone at: 800 941 4872, ext. 84

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