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Career websites with in built age bias?

by on March 13, 2017

Illinois attorney general has warned a number of online career search companies about inbuilt age bias.  Reported recently in the Chicago Tribune  five US national companies have been warned about the inbuilt bias of drop down selection links that relate to setting up details of education and previous employment.  On one website the earliest possible date a use could select was 1980 for education.    However previously in relation to the cut off dates provided for employment categories, recruitment companies have justified the use of such dates as in the users best interest so that they profiles contain only their most recent and relevant work experience.  Indeed there is also an argument that doing away with dates for some categories such as education could be advantageous to older job seekers as it avoids indirectly declaring your age.





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