'Red flag' | HRD slammed over INTRUSIVE interview question

HRD slammed over INTRUSIVE interview question

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Comments (4)

  • Boris
    Boris
    Thu, 7 Nov 2019 3:24pm GMT
    How are they still asking these questions in today's day and age? I train people in Interview Techniques and CV Building and always make the point that being in a relationship is completely irrelevant to someone ability to do a job. How can we expect the next generation to expect more of HR if they're still expecting people to answer questions like this? Totally illegal, look up the Equality Act, I am pretty sure it would have something to say about this.
  • Very unhappy person
    Very unhappy person
    Thu, 7 Nov 2019 1:29pm GMT
    At an interview, I got asked if I was planning on living with my then boyfriend and having children out of wedlock. They explained that they believed my doing this would impact their business reputation.

    I was asked back for a second interview ... but strangely chose not to attend.

    At another interview I was told that they pay people based on financial need. So, if I was single living at home I'd get paid less than if I was an unmarried mother of two. I turned down the job offer !!
  • Sir
    Sir
    Thu, 7 Nov 2019 1:08pm GMT
    Oooh, feels like 1970 all over again - have the last 50 years been for nothing ?
  • Pippa Byrne
    Pippa Byrne
    Thu, 7 Nov 2019 12:59pm GMT
    What a really silly question to ask, if you are interviewing for the role, there will be set objectives and goals to deliver, this is based on the individual . Shocked that this could be asked in this day and age!