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January 3, 2012 2:05:07 AM

What the hell? So you say "I need a rocket scientist" and some guy who never passed high school comes and if you refuse him that's discrimination?

It's almost as stupid as mothers who go and have babies and then expect that when they get back they will be in the same promoted position that an identical pay and etc.
January 3, 2012 6:47:59 AM

That is in fact the case ... at least in the public service.

If you go on maternity leave and have a child you can return to your substantive position.

I have no problem with that.

I do have a problem with the EEO taking umbrage with qualification requirements for specific positions in either public or private employment.

Minimal levels of KSEQ (knowledge, skills, experience, qualifications)
are usually defined in the JDF (Job description file / format) for any given position and the role of the selection panel is to shortlist using specific selection criteria based on these.

Interviews are a way to find the ebest applicant of those shortlisted based on a behavioral interview format, which contains questions usually related to the SC used for the written application.

Referee checks are usually a final way to clarify the best of those interviewed.

You either need to have the required quals or look elswhere for a fit with what you have.

In saying that, research shows employees with disabilities usually have a stronger work ethic, are more loyal, and take less sick leave.

We have several employees who have disabilities and they are all great workers.

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January 3, 2012 10:45:54 AM

Glad you're on human resources.

Quite frankly, people would hate me doing that.
January 3, 2012 11:27:58 AM

I do consultancy work for large companies if they can afford it ... I specialise in psychometric / aptitude testing for technical positions.

I quite enjoy that sort of work.

I don't enjoy managing teachers anymore.

January 4, 2012 3:10:38 AM

Reynod said:

In saying that, research shows employees with disabilities usually have a stronger work ethic, are more loyal, and take less sick leave.

We have several employees who have disabilities and they are all great workers.

I have no problem with that. In many civilian jobs, an actual physical disability will not affect the ability to do a particular job.

The problem I have is classifying illiteracy as a disability.


January 4, 2012 4:23:46 AM

Spot on.
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