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Background: On November 17, 2011, the EEOC issued an informal discussion letter about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to qualification standards for jobs. The letter can be found at
Ian Welsh CHRP
If you want to fill a job, hire someone with the skills to do it. If you want a companion, go to eHarmony – in your own time!
I had a friend who was rejected for a job that seemed perfect. She was told that they selected someone who was a better fit. There was no explanation. What does it mean – this fabled “fit”? One thing is for sure, it is an often mystical final step in the recruiting process that can turn superb qualifications and references into a pile of nothing!
Why do we overqualify candidates using education as a mandatory requirement?-
Everyone, Please Please humor me a sec whilst I do some math here..
As it stands, today, according to the United States Census Bureau, less than 31% the American Population, 25 years or older, has reached the educational attainment of either a bachelor's degree or higher. - this includes our amazingly huge baby boomer / Generation Y populations.
Recruiting can be difficult, thus finding a softer easier way, allowing us to make less calls but still obtain better targeted candidates is often crucial for many of us freeing up more time to be more constructive with management of our daily tasks, or maybe even to spend with family. ** (see give away below)
I used to be ashamed of my job burnout.hought it meant I was weak and a failure.
I never heard anyone else talking about it at the office, and it seemed like I was alone in the land of fried and fizzled careers.
Even after I turned my career around, I didn’t like sharing my job burnout history.
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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.
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