You’re Open to Hiring the Unemployed. But Is the Manager?

The lively discussion about favoring employed job candidates over unemployed job candidates sometimes includes a dichotomy: the recruiter’s open to people without jobs, but the manager not so much.

Ron Katz, of Penguin HR Consulting, and I talk for 10 minutes, below, about what recruiters can do in situations like that. We also get into what exactly’s behind the bias against the unemployed. And we touch on how the perception of HR/recruiting factors in all this.

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