SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Pat Romanski, Jnan Dash, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Nikita Ivanov

News Feed Item

Employers Market Spurs Increasing Infringement of Jobseeker Privacy in Interviews

COVENTRY, England, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

- Majority of job seekers believe employers are taking advantage of escalating volume of competing applicants, pressuring them to reveal private information

It would appear that job seekers around the world are beginning to view a challenging job market as an opportunistic employers market, with 58% of respondents reporting they were pressured to reveal private information in a job interview according to a global survey conducted by FindEmployment. A surge in job seeker complaints prompted a closer look at discriminatory problems in current recruitment processes. The survey has brought to light considerable breaches in interviewing techniques enhancing already negative job seeker sentiment in this competitive recruitment environment. A disturbing 15% of job seekers reported they have been offered a terrible salary by interviewers, aware the candidate is desperate for employment and will have to accept a degrading offer. Worryingly, 1 in every 10 candidates has been asked to sacrifice employment rights to secure the job.

Furthermore employers have:

  • Pressured almost a quarter (23%) of job seekers to reveal private information resulting in the candidate feeling uncomfortable
  • Asked for part of a candidate's wage in return for a job offer (5%)
  • 2% of employers have asked a candidate for a sexual favour during an interview

"The use of many of the pre-screening techniques revealed in the survey are so unjustified and constitute such an invasion of the job seeker's privacy that prohibition is the only answer," said Esther Lynch, Legislation and Legal Affairs Officer at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. "Employers who demand information from job seekers on any 'grounds of prohibited discrimination' such as sexual orientation or religion are acting unlawfully," she added. "It is worth pointing out that when employers demand the means to find out such information, such as by requiring the employee to give their Facebook password, this can be an indication of an intention to discriminate on prohibited grounds and this too can be unlawful."

To alleviate the increasing instances of prejudicial behavior in interviewing techniques FindEmployment have created a range of articles advising job seekers on where to draw the line on their privacy. Job seekers who find themselves under increasing pressure to reveal private information or navigating their way through invasive, inappropriate or illegal interview questions can find out how best to avoid having their employment rights violated, by reading job seeker tips and advice on the FindEmployment job seeker blog.

About FindEmployment

FindEmployment is a premium online global recruitment platform, connecting leading companies with talented and skilled professionals. With an emphasis on innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, FindEmployment is designed to streamline and speed up the recruitment procedure. As an interactive and globally accessible network expanding across more than 75 countries, FindEmployment provides the most cost-effective recruitment results. FindEmployment offers a variety of resources and services to ensure successful career development to job seekers worldwide. To learn more visit http://www.findemployment.com.

FindEmployment Contact
For all enquiries please contact
Linda Cameron
Tel. + 44-(0)20-7193-7613
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Find Employment Ltd

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
"SAP had made a big transition into the cloud as we believe it has significant value for our customers, drives innovation and is easy to consume. When you look at the SAP portfolio, SAP HANA is the underlying platform and it powers all of our platforms and all of our analytics," explained Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's hig...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.