Discrimination does not only exist on the basis of caste, creed, gender, or race; it also has a hidden face. People are frequently judged based on their job history, employment gaps, and willingness to take a risk. Recruiters/hiring managers label such discrimination based on their own speculation without providing a rationale. They are unconcerned about obtaining genuine justification from candidates, and even if they do, they are unable to accept it. An organization can never be defined without a group of people, and if one person is unable to understand another, I am not sure how he or she can create an engaging culture and employee-centric policies. If such things are not possible, one cannot consider the well-being of any organization or human being.
Here are some questions along with the feedback that I have garnered from some job seekers:-
Why have you been laid off during COVID-19?
My Feedback: If a hiring manager requires an explanation for why millions of people were laid off during a pandemic, she or he is terrible and unfit for any people management role.
The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future, or a simple outline of the types of things you hope to publish
What is the worst thing you experienced during your last job?
My Feedback: When someone shows up for an interview, it simply means that he or she is ready to restart his or her life and forget about the worst things that have ever happened to him or her. Because interviews are not therapy sessions, the interviewer should avoid asking such questions.
Why did you take a contractual opportunity?
My Feedback: In the age of the growing GIG economy culture, any contractual workforce should not be judged based on why he/she took such an opportunity, but rather on what drew him/her to it and what his/her experience was.
Why do you want this job?
My feedback: If someone shows up for an interview, it simply means he or she wishes to progress in life, so rather than asking why s/he wants that job, tell him or her what s/he will get and what s/he can achieve with it. Many people are unaware of their own worth, and when questioned, no fruitful response will ever emerge.
Do you have any degrees from Tier 1/Tier 2 institutes?
My Feedback: It is indeed discrimination if an employer requires a degree from a specific college/institution. The organization is free to make its own decisions, but because every organization includes societal and cultural values, defining such criteria can never be considered an unequal culture.