In case you missed it, the State of Illinois Attorney General is in the news for some premium PR/saber-rattling, centered around the fact that job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed are trying to exclude older workers from applying for jobs they don’t want.
Yes, the world has problems. This didn’t make the list of 99 referenced by Shawn Carter. Still, there’s the Illinois AG, doing her thing. More from the rundown on SHRM.org, notes that follow each section are my color commentary:
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office alleged in letters sent March 1 that older job seekers are deterred from using resume tools and creating profiles on the nation’s largest job search sites—CareerBuilder, Indeed and Monster—because of their age, potentially violating the Illinois Human Rights Act and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Three other job sites, Beyond.com, Ladders Inc. and Vault, were also sent letters requesting information about the companies’ practices.
Ok. I’m interested. I’m at the older age range of GenX, so this is me some day in the future.
Read the rest over at The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.