Thursday, January 12, 2012

Discriminatory Hiring and Business Practices

Hiring is a two way street, it involves the interaction between two parties (the candidate for a job and the hiring party). Both parties will have a discussion about expectations, opportunities and limitations relative to the job functions and the candidate's competencies. Regardless of the result of the discussions, one is a winning party if not both.
In the past years, there were evidence of declining good hiring practices as discriminating practices were more evident. The following illustrate examples of practices that were reported and can be found publicly in the internet;

The US Department of Labor pursued cases of discriminatory practices such as;

On Equal Pay:

In prior year, evidence of discrimination exist to individuals whose age ranges above 40's.

“In this day and age, it is shocking that any company would allow race to be a factor in determining who gets hired,” said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu.

The main question is, what triggers employers to discriminate against individuals while there are laws that prohibits such actions.

As long as there are individuals who play the role of a victim, the "exploiter" will take advantage at any rate until such time the actions are caught.

As we have seen in different industries, the so called exploiters like cheap labor and greed. Sometimes the influencer to such discriminatory action is power and familiarity.

Do you think there be a time where 'total equality and respect' will exist in this world? Your guess will be as good as mine ~

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