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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Diversity Rules Just Killed Online Job Searching 

As if finding a job for yourself, or finding qualified applicants wasn't hard enough... New federal rules which just kicked in will make it about 10 times harder:

New federal guidelines meant to standardize how employers track data on the diversity of their job-applicant pool are taking effect starting today for jobs at federal contractors - and similar rules will kick in later this year at U.S. companies with more than 50 employees. And resumes and search approaches that worked perfectly well before may no longer do the trick.

In the new system, federal regulators will be checking to see that companies are keeping diversity data on all applicants, according to a new, more uniform definition of 'applicant.'

Check out the article to see the myriad rules you'll have to follow if you want to make sure your application isn't automatically thrown out. You're not allowed to complain though, for this is all in an effort to increase "diversity". How this will actually do anything towards that goal, I have no idea.

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