One UK recruitment agency is facing backlash after posting an overtly sexist picture alongside a secretary position – then defending their decision!
ICS Recruitment placed the controversial job advert (below) across several media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
The accompanying text reads: “Secretary required in Mayfair. Stockings optional! £35k. Ready to assume the position? Contact ICS Recruitment now.”
The image, ripped from an early-noughties cult film of the same name, did not go down well and many people took to Twitter to voice their disdain.
.@ICSRecruitment Hey this role sounds great. Can I still apply even if I believe in treating women with respect?— Stevie Buckley (@StevieBuckley) March 6, 2015
However, rather than accept they’d slipped up and made a serious error in judgement, ICS Recruitment decided to push ahead and defend their decision.
Eventually the unapologetic agency removed all trace of the original add.
What do you think? Was the ad way over the line or just a witty way to entice new recruits?