World Ch. Schedule : TUE 07:35 KST
* Date : 2017-08-08
Starting this September, the Moon Jae-in administration will introduce 'blind recruitment'. Blind recruitment is a recruitment method that excludes discriminatory factors such as photographs, education, and experiences on the resume. As a result, the space for attaching pictures to the resume, and the space for academic and family relations, have been removed. Opinions about the introduction of blind recruitment have been generally positive.
However, private companies have shown opposition. If blind recruitment is carried out, the hiring standard becomes ambiguous and it can excessively reduce the power of judgement. Some job seekers have also raised the possibility of reverse discrimination due to blind recruitment. Blind recruitment, a method adopted to create a society that evaluates one, only by ability! With the introduction of blind recruitment, the Korean job market is expected to change.
It's common sense that any company, in any country wants to hire the very best! But the method of hiring depends on culture and institution. In recent years, employers have been adopting recruitment methods that focus on jobseekers' abilities and eliminate discriminatory factors. The most prominent example is the "anonymous judging system", introduced by the Canadian government to recruit civil servants. As a university research revealed that a person with an Asian name with more education, would not get the same opportunity as a person with a Western name, they have decided to hide the name in the resume. On the other hand, some companies have introduced unique interview methods to find out the potential of job seekers. Global company, Google, examines job seekers' creativity and thinking flexibility through incredibly unique interview questions. In this week's [Foreign Correspondents], we will discuss various methods of recruiting, as 'blind recruitment' is being introduced to public organizations.