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Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Many job seekers feel that physical appearance influences the recruitment process. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 1,627 job seekers asking them whether looks are thought of as ‘career specifications’, 74.8 percent of whom answered ‘yes’. Respondents believed physical appearance influenced the recruitment process as much [...]

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the past two years, a growing number of South Korean businesses have introduced so-called ‘blind recruiting’ practices, where companies hire employees without being informed of their academic, geographic, and gender information. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 821 companies, 31.5 percent of which said they [...]