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What your dad does is NOT important anymore…?

Blind Hiring has taken over South Korea’s public sector thanks to the nation’s new president, Moon Jae-in. Moon was elected in May of this year and through his progressive mindset decided to develop a more fair screening process for those seeking a job. Generally, in most public sector jobs, it is a requirement that one’s family history, parent’s jobs and a self photo be provided within a job application. However, Moon argues that all of these factors are weighed too heavily in assessing whether a candidate is good enough for a job , thus taking away from the credentials and value of the individual. He believes that one should start with a clean slate and there should be no reason to discriminate based on one’s appearances or family history.
As a result of this implementation, the youth unemployment rate fell from 11.2% down to 9.3% from April to May of this year. Moon is hoping that blind hiring gets taken up by the private sector but for now that remains in the far future.

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  1. July 6, 2017 @ 9:46 pm Prasanna

    Would be great if the practice was embraced by the corporate sector as well.


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