Experts say hiring managers should be trained on proper interview practice.
Hyper Recruitment Solutions recently conducted a survey of 2,000 UK employees and hiring managers, finding that 85 per cent of interviewers admitted asking ‘off-limits’ questions during the recruitment process. Almost one in five (19 per cent) jobseekers said they had felt mistreated during an interview.
Over half of hiring managers confessed they had asked a candidate whether they had children, while a further 51 per cent said they had asked whether somebody was married. Almost half (46 per cent) had quizzed candidates about the origins of their accents and a similar proportion (45 per cent) queried whether a jobseeker had grown up outside the UK.
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