Discrimination Is Alive and Well
Everyone does it! You do it, I do it, and the president of the United States does it. We discriminate against people. Even though there are numerous federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules about discriminating, everyone uses discrimination when it comes to the goal of hiring the best and avoiding the rest.
On a 3 × 5 card, write down the three questions provided here. Use this card during your hiring process to make your best hiring decisions.
Robert Yates, one of the great experts on hiring the right people, gives us three questions to guide us when we discriminate as to who we will hire:
1. Is your applicant capable of doing the job?
2. Is your applicant willing to do the job?