Furthermore employers have:
· Pressured almost a quarter (23%) of job seekers to reveal private information resulting in the candidate feeling uncomfortable
· Asked for part of a candidates wage in return for a job offer (5%)
· 2% of employers have asked a candidate for a sexual favour during an interview
‘The use of many of the pre-screening techniques revealed in the survey are so unjustified and constitute such an invasion of the job seekers privacy that prohibition is the only answer,’ said Esther Lynch, Legislation and Legal Affairs Officer at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions . ‘Employers who demand information from job seekers on any ‘grounds of prohibited discrimination’
To alleviate the increasing instances of prejudicial behavior in interviewing techniques FindEmployment have created a range of articles advising job seekers on where to draw the line on their privacy. Job seekers who find themselves under increasing pressure to reveal private information or navigating their way through invasive, inappropriate or illegal interview questions can find out how best to avoid having their employment rights violated, by reading job seeker tips and advice on the FindEmployment job seeker blog.
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