TITLE

Applicants with foreign-sounding names face bias

PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
People Management;11/5/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the results of a government study on the discrimination against people with foreign-sounding names. According to researchers working for the Department for Work and Pensions, people with African and Asian names had to apply for, on average, 16 jobs before getting an interview compared to those with Western names who only had to apply for nine. British minister for employment and welfare reform Jim Knight said that he was considering to bar employers guilty of such racial discrimination from applying for government contracts.
ACCESSION #
45457229

 

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