Not attractive enough for the job? When is it workplace discrimination?

Studies suggest that employers look at a job candidate’s physical appearance as a part of their eligibility criteria.

Recruitment expert Yoni Titi says interviewers unconsciously acknowledge a candidate's physical appearance before even listening to them sell their skills.

Titi talks about judgement around facial scars, obesity, dress code and the realities around discrimination and impressions.

It's going to be your dress sense that is looked at, your physical attributes, your presence, the way that you talk, walk and the energy you give... Physical appearance plays a very important part.

Yoni Titi, Managing Director at Yoni Titi Human Capital

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This article first appeared on 702 : Not attractive enough for the job? When is it workplace discrimination?


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