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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]

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