Experiences in Discrimination

Discrimination amongst individuals should not be tolerated. It should definitely not happen in the workplace. I like many companies here in America. If a company that I like was faced with a public lawsuit in which they were accused of widespread discrimination against individuals from an ethnicity, culture, or belief system that I associated with I would-be very disappointed. I also think if I didn’t associate with an ethnicity, culture, or belief system that others do, does not make it ok for them to face discrimination. The outstanding claim would change the way I think and feel toward that company. I would immediately remove any support I had towards that organization. I think it is important to recognize what that company has done and change it moving forward. When thinking about apply for that company I would take a few things into consideration. How recent did this happen? Has management changed? Has the company set a new culture? I know we live in a “cancel culture” society nowadays and it can ruin many people. I do not condone discrimination however, if a good time period passed, there was new management and a new culture established at the company then yes, I would apply. I would dissociate with the company until things changed at the company. If the company has changed then I see no problem applying. I would go through the company thoroughly before making that decision. The decision would not be taken easily. I know companies can change and I hope in our future we do not have to see discrimination in our country.  

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Marketing Over Recruitment?

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Organizations might decide to allocate more resources toward marketing or product design rather than using those same resources to do a really good job in employee recruitment and selection because of high cost associated with the hiring process. The company must spend money advertising the position, evaluating the candidates, and conducting background checks. If the company focuses on marketing or product design this can lead to higher/more profits than spending the same money on recruitment and selection. For instance, in today’s world we have great technological advances that basically sell themselves. I think of products such as the Apple iPhone and Tesla Motors. The money spent of product design and marketing is well worth it for the revenue brought in. It is smart for these companies to focus on their product design and marketing to get it the consumer for more revenue.  

Some potential weaknesses of an organization’s decision to not prioritize recruitment and selection in rather than other aspects of the business are recouping lost money from mistakes that poor employees make. When the position does not get filled the company or business pays for that longer term in opportunity cost. There is also potential hidden hiring discrimination that can cost the company millions if undetected.  Some strengths of an organization’s decision to not prioritize recruitment and selection is as I mentioned previously. Strategic product design and marketing can lead to more revenue which then leads to profit for the company. The company can shift and mold employees to fit the companies culture.

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Job Application Experiences….

Looking for new positions within your chosen industry can be difficult. I am currently seeking position in the finance field back in my home city. Yesterday alone I applied for 7 positions for entry level and internship positions. My experience from applying to these positions can be describe as tedious. In today’s world, many applications are done online as were my applications. Most companies use an ATS software which looks over your resume and lets the employer how much of a percentage match there is. I find this process very difficult. I was never taught how to change my resume and cover letter to match the application to trick the software. I can be a great person for the job but if the software does not pass me through, I will have a very difficult time getting the job. I am learning as fast I can to have a better experience with these applications.

Some of the applications were very extensive as others with very simple and I could apply with my LinkedIn. Towards the end of the day, I started to get frustrated with answering many of the same questions over and over again. I remember one application that was so tedious and took so long that it changed my view about working there. I was over it! I thought to myself, if the application process is this annoying, what is it like to work there. I still filled out the application because I really wanted the job but a negative vibe was defiantly attached to that process. I am new to this, but I am sure with time I will find out how to do it and get my job I have been looking for.

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