Ugly, Fat, or Too Sexy? There’s a Job Out There That You’re Not Right For.

franmelmed Bad HR, Fran Melmed, Recruiting

The unemployed aren’t the only people suffering job discrimination these days. Have you noticed what’s going on at American Apparel? They’re being taken to task for their hiring practices, and quite likely their promotional practices, which both require a photo submission and Project Runway-level fashion sense. Reaching further back in time, Hooters was up to their own shenanigans, allegedly firing …

The Unemployed Won’t Be Considered?

admin Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Culture, Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

We have email conversations. Interesting email conversations. And I caught wind of an interesting back and forth between FOT's Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett as they broke down a trend reported by the Huffington Post the other week of companies advertising in job postings that they will not consider the unemployed. Of course, your gut reaction as a good HR …

HR Exposed: Put Some Pants On

Kathy Rapp Bad HR, Kathy Rapp, Performance

There are many classic quotes from the movie, “The Hangover”, and one of the more PG-rated is Phil saying to Alan, “Would you please put some pants on?  I feel weird having to ask you twice.” What does this have to do with my post?  We’ll get there. I almost really didn’t want to write this as I’m a huge …