"Benjamin, I think you are absolutely right on. I personally have had reviews that were great tools for enhancing my performance, and others that bore no relation whatever to either my performance or value to the company.
The danger in having a…"
"I think there is a question of agency here-- who are you really working for? If you work for the client then there is no need to tell what you are doing. But if you are working for the candidate, then your obligation is to tell them if your…"
"One of the concerns I have about these techniques is that, while they do a grand job of assessing behavior in the past, they do not speak to the ability to handle future challenges and opportunities. Thinking of the big picture, they slant selection…"
"It's a good article.
As for ageism itself, and at the risk of irritating some people, the cure is to speak up when we see it and to tell others that we think it is the wrong thing to do. I understand that it is uncomfortable with a client but…"
"I'm sorry? Just where did I liken anyone to a Nazi or call them immoral? I said:
> I wonder, if you give in to it don't you become part of the problem? In Nazi Germany
> many atrocities were quietly allowed because "I really…"
"Mass murder and genocide cannot occur until the object of hatred has been deemed not worthy of the protections of society. Genocide is merely one possible end point of discrimination. It is only a matter of degree, not kind. It starts with a…"
"I wonder, if you give in to it don't you become part of the problem? In Nazi Germany many atrocities were quietly allowed because "I really can't do anything about it"...
The real test is, if the applicant were Black, Hispanic,…"
"Sandra, worthwhile points. Clearly your candidate was in the wrong, he was unwilling to meet a fundamental requirement of the position. Besides, he blew the "Get the offer first, then negotiate" rule.
That said, concern about dealing with…"
"it's fine to rule out people ... with too much software development experience for an entry-level software development position
And why would that be? Odds are very good the advanced developer would be faster and write better code as well as…"
"Ageism is alive and well in IT/Software Development. It usually comes in the form of an applicant being "over qualified". (According to statistics a very large fraction of the work force in the US is over qualified for the position they…"
"My point was that what is natural to you, might not be so for someone else. Just as what is natural for someone else might not be so for you. The point was, unless that skill or ability has something to do with ability to carry out the position, it…"
"Sylvia, I hear you but I wonder if it misses the point-- I personally was raised with an ethos that frowned on using friends and connections for personal gain, so it would be morally difficult for someone like me to use your short cut. The point in…"
"> Paul, and my advice to your son would be to chat up his friends
> and neighbors working at those retail outlets and ask for a referral
> to the hiring manager.
Sylvia, it seems that the systems being set up by HR are making these human…"