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Old 01-07-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Im not sure if this is a new trend or not, as I am relatively young to the workplace. But at my wife's job (State College) and at my job (Corporate world) every time someone is going to be promoted the managers are forced to post the job online and internally. They claim they "have" to do this. Whats the deal here? Even if a job is created with you in mind they have to post it. Is this all just an invention of HR or is there an actual law on the books mandating this? Its frustrating because its a tease for those looking for work, and a waste of time for all involved internally. I have buddys looking for jobs and theyve started calling the companies to check ahead of time if this is for an internal candidate. Apparently 75% of the time the company says yes there is already a candidate in mind.

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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Hi,

I worked for a few large corporations in the past. This is standard policy at most corporations. I worked for Citibank from 2000 - 2007. I felt the same way as it is very misleading. The HR departments are justifying their existence.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's a matter of company policy, not law.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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It goes on a lot. A huge percentage of job listings were filled long before the listing went up. This practice goes way back to pre-internet days, when it was done in the newspaper.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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This is similar to what I mentioned in my 'posting fake jobs' thread. I worked at a large corporation and, even if we had an internal candidate who would be getting the position, we had to advertise for 3 days. It's a very misleading practice.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yes, they have to... supposedly... but it is still a scam. I have doubts about how often they really need to do this, and it is just cruel to string candidates along and pretend that they have a chance when the job has already been given to an internal candidate. But that's par for the course these days.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Im not sure if this is a new trend or not, as I am relatively young to the workplace. But at my wife's job (State College) and at my job (Corporate world) every time someone is going to be promoted the managers are forced to post the job online and internally. They claim they "have" to do this. Whats the deal here? Even if a job is created with you in mind they have to post it. Is this all just an invention of HR or is there an actual law on the books mandating this? Its frustrating because its a tease for those looking for work, and a waste of time for all involved internally. I have buddys looking for jobs and theyve started calling the companies to check ahead of time if this is for an internal candidate. Apparently 75% of the time the company says yes there is already a candidate in mind.

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Happened to me at my last job. It was an HR policy. It sounds stupid but I think they have to do it for EEOC reasons.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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It's a matter of company policy, not law.
Yes but it's a mechanism to protect against discrimination suits.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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Yes but it's a mechanism to protect against discrimination suits.
Ahh. But how does this protect against discrimination? What if the applicants were minorities and they didn't interview them or hire them? Then this opens them up to lawsuits and provides evidence. You can't discriminated against someone you didn't interview. Did you make this up or how do you know?
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:40 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Happened to me at my last job. It was an HR policy. It sounds stupid but I think they have to do it for EEOC reasons.
Uh, no ... not for EEOC reasons. Please cite the federal or state law that says they have to do it.

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Yes but it's a mechanism to protect against discrimination suits.
how so?
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