Receive daily articles & headlines each day in your inbox with your free ERE Daily Subscription.

Not logged in. [log in or register]

A Site for Those Who Hire Eye Candy

Todd Raphael
Jun 3, 2013, 1:05 pm ET

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 9.49.13 AMThose of you who happened to be looking for an attractive date this morning may have noticed you can now find a date and a new employee on the same site.

No, not eHarmony — that’s another story altogether. I’m talking about, which now has a link on the upper right of its home page to “recruit beautiful employees.”

This BeautifulPeople site is not for everyone.

According to the company, “applicants are required to be voted in by existing members of the opposite sex. Members rate new applicants over a 48-hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant ‘beautiful’. Should applicants secure enough positive votes from members, they will be granted membership to the BeautifulPeople community. The vote is fair and democratic.”

One study from Europe and Israel shows that good-looking men are at an advantage when job-hunting (maybe not so with women).

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to offer specific legal advice. You should consult your legal counsel regarding any threatened or pending litigation.

  1. | A Site for Those Who Hire Eye Candy | Get Hiring

    [...] A Site for Those Who Hire Eye Candy [...]

  2. Stephanie McDonald

    Disgusting and illegal unless beauty is a requirement of the position.

    Does this comment box make my butt look big?

  3. Keep Your Social Recruiting on Trend with these Links

    [...] being hip has a bit of a dark side. That dark side is blatantly apparent when it comes to the new and controversial web site, Basically, the site is a place where employers can go to hire good looking candidates. And really, [...]

Post a comment

Please log in to post a comment.

Note: You need to sign up for an account on our new commenting system if you haven't already done so — even if you have an existing ERE account. Find out why »

Login Information