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Outrageous, offensive and (probably) illegal interview questions

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HC Online | 28 Oct 2011, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Hiring interviews aren’t always characterised by professional behaviour, according to the results of a study conducted by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Monster.
  • Bernie Althofer | 28 Oct 2011, 04:26 PM Agree 0
    Whilst we may have a laugh about the questions and the responses, there are certain risks that exist in conducting interviews. For example, a presenter at a Conference was discussing interview risks. She indicated that her legal firm was asked to defend a claim of unlawful discrimination. She asked to see the paperwork and saw that a panel member had written "blond hair, big t..s". The polite legal response provide regarding defensibility was "you don't have a leg to stand on". So whilst some questions may at the time be humourous or responses written as reminders about a particular applicant, there can be legal implications that end up being indefensible.
  • Bernie Althofer | 02 Nov 2011, 04:26 PM Agree 0
    I saw this one in a magazine today. An applicant for an accounting position said "I am a people person, I am no good with numbers".
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