Are the unemployed being discriminated against as they struggle to find new jobs?
Recruiters have an easier time finding a position for someone with a criminal record than a candidate who’s been unemployed for two years.
That’s according to an anonymous survey of 1,500 staffing recruiters, corporate recruiters and hiring managers conducted at the end of August.
Recruiters were asked who would be more difficult to place on a scale of one to five. Almost 45% said placing someone who’d been unemployed for two years would rank as a 5, compared to only 31% doing the same for people with a criminal record.
Nick Fishman on IQ Blog wonders if all the hoopla around companies discriminating against the unemployed might lead to a new type of bias lawsuit in the near future. Tough to say, but we’ll keep you informed.
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