If Obama was my applicant? Has face value killed good recruiting?

by Michael Brandt - BrightMove Recruiting Software
I am on a plane right now and got an urge to write something that I find very important not only in recruitment but in how people evaluate and judge applicants and people in general. I use the analogy of President Obama simply because we are in a time of in your face smear campaigns and news, where our political opinion of a person is summed up and essentially defined by one act or one thing in a person’s entire career. Last night for example, I watched this news of Senator Harry Reid and President Clinton surrounding these comments deemed racist by many. The Republicans for the most part are saying he needs to step down and that he is a racist. The Democrats are saying racism isn’t in his character and this whole thing is being blown out of proportion. Regardless of the side, this will likely define Reid for some time and will be what we remember him by. Quite simply folks, that is such a bad way to measure anyone!!! I think we as citizens need to dig a little deeper to know the history of a person before we cast a blanket over them that sums them up good or bad.

I ask one question? Have ever you really stuck your foot in your mouth? Rest of Article

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