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Old 07-06-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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What's the process of selecting a certain ethnicity for hiring? I see a lot of privately owned companies coincidentally staffed by the same people who share the ethnicity of the boss/president.

How are they doing this without breaking rules?

For example, if you wished to stick to a certain ethnicity due to them having certain traits that will allow them to 'fit-in' to a company culture the best, how would it be done?

Contacting a university and asking if they have any student-ran clubs for the advancemen of a certain ethnicity, then contacting the club president for a list of attendees and resumes?

Just wondering.

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Old 07-06-2013, 04:49 AM
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List the companies. The list will likely provide clear indications of the mechanisms in place that bring about the result.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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They are hiring their relatives, friends and others in their personal network. Word of mouth recruiting is not uncommon in small businesses.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm sure it is illegal, but it would be very hard to prove.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: S. Florida
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What's the process of selecting a certain ethnicity for hiring? I see a lot of privately owned companies coincidentally staffed by the same people who share the ethnicity of the boss/president.

How are they doing this without breaking rules?

For example, if you wished to stick to a certain ethnicity due to them having certain traits that will allow them to 'fit-in' to a company culture the best, how would it be done?

Contacting a university and asking if they have any student-ran clubs for the advancemen of a certain ethnicity, then contacting the club president for a list of attendees and resumes?

Just wondering.
It's called "diversity recruiting." You can place an ad with a job description. But part of the requirements would state "Must be fluent in Mandarin/Hindu/Hebrew etc." You can also go through resumes looking for certain names that would most likely pertain to a certain ethnicity. Or join a social network group where you can target candidates of a certain ethnicity. This would include checking out pictures, profiles, etc. There are also certain job boards that specifically target certain ethnic groups.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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It's called "diversity recruiting." You can place an ad with a job description. But part of the requirements would state "Must be fluent in Mandarin/Hindu/Hebrew etc." You can also go through resumes looking for certain names that would most likely pertain to a certain ethnicity. Or join a social network group where you can target candidates of a certain ethnicity. This would include checking out pictures, profiles, etc. There are also certain job boards that specifically target certain ethnic groups.
I see the "fluent in.." line often. I think you nailed it.

You guys think in the future hiring practices will go this way more and more?
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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They are hiring their relatives, friends and others in their personal network. Word of mouth recruiting is not uncommon in small businesses.
Exactly, and it's not the least bit illegal to do that.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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I see the "fluent in.." line often. I think you nailed it.

You guys think in the future hiring practices will go this way more and more?
That's how it's done around here. You will see businesses with 100% of one ethnicity -- and they definitely do discriminate. Another line is "must be bilingual" but here that doesn't mean two languages, but one specific language.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I wonder if the Duck Dynasty guy's company is of one ethnicity.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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It's not illegal to discriminate based on rate if the employer has less than 15 employees. There are simple ways yp get around that limit.
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