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Recruiters: criminals welcome, but not long-term unemployed

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HRM CA | 22 Oct 2012, 09:00 AM Agree 0
Would you rather hire someone with a criminal record, or a history of unemployment? It seems the latter scares most managers more.
  • Wendy Rose | 22 Oct 2012, 12:00 PM Agree 0
    In our particular line of work, a criminal record would be a "no-go" for employment. When hiring for positions with a high degree of responsibility and authority to make essential decisions, we rule out those whose previous choices were so poor as to have caused them to be convicted of a criminal offense. In a time of high unemployment coupled with intense competition, a gap in employment is not as uncommon as it was 10 years ago.
  • Serenela | 22 Oct 2012, 12:44 PM Agree 0
    Agreeing with Wendy Rose. The results of the survey are a bit concerning. And yes, recruiters have to get their minds around the fact that the employment world is not what it used to be and that long tenures are, in many industries, a thing of the past.
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