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Old 11-30-2008, 06:30 AM
 
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Default Race/Ethnicity questions on employment app

What's the deal with the Race/Ethnicity question on the employment application? If I say anything other than white, will I get hired easier?
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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You'll only get hired easier if the employer has some sort of diversity quota to meet. If applications were based soley on qualifications and not skin color, this question would not need to be.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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thanks sirron
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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You're welcome. I should have added that I don't think you are obligated to answer this particular question; it is optional, or should be.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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what if I dont answer the question?
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Then they'll be forced to judge you on your merits! Imagine that.

Of course, at the interview, they will be able to tell - maybe. See, that's why that question is so......stupid. Sorry, couldn't think of a better word right now; need more coffee. Seriously, crap like this needs to be eliminated from the hiring process.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: City, State
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The government requires employers to track information related to applicants race, gender, etc. From time to time they will ask a company to provide that info. If they find that company X is only interviewing, say, 5% of black applicants and the norm in that city is 20% they might step in.

Really, that information on applications is only for tracking purposes. Don't read any further into it than that.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: america
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those questions should be optional.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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LOL! It's a loaded question isn't it, I'd say put "decline to state". As principle it's equal employment.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Originally Posted by crankygf View Post
those questions should be optional.
They are.
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