Hiring Bias Found Against Unemployed


The U-T San Diego recently reported on a study that found a hiring bias against unemployed people. The study had 47 human resource professionals review resumes for an imaginary marketing manager position and then rate them based on desirability of hiring. The study found that applicants who were currently employed received much higher, positive ratings than those applications who were currently unemployed, despite having matching experience, qualifications and skill sets. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself from this bias. This U-T San Diego article offers some great ideas worth pursuing if you are unemployed: