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Is Indianapolis Insensitive Toward Jobseekers?


Robby

A letter to the editor in the Indianapolis Star expresses a frustration that is common among those looking for work: the tendency to feel like you are being treated like a number.

The piece is by Steven Libman, and it opens with an example of a typical rejection notice:

“Dear Applicant, we regret to inform you….”

I’m a professional. I have a name. But like new college graduates and those long in the job market, I have found that employers show little respect for the qualifications of “applicants” and the effort demanded of them.

What happened to simple business etiquette? Am I wrong to assume that potential employees should be treated with dignity and respect?

Rejected for a Job in Indianapolis

Libman is right that it is demoralizing to receive such an impersonal response—if you receive one at all.

He adds:

I can see how my tale can appear as ranting. The larger point is that poor treatment of job applicants is a metaphor for the issue of poor management. If an organization behaves this way with some of the most critical decisions an organization can make — the hiring of key leadership — then how will it approach things that are perceived as less important?

Lack of respect for anyone is an unwanted element in any brand. Is the value of management understood? Are patrons and the public whom we ask to support us treated with the same high-handed manner that we treat our potential leaders?

What do you think? Sound off in the comments here or on the Indy Star’s website.

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About the Blogger: Robby Slaughter is a productivity speaker and expert. He is a principal with a AccelaWork, an Indianapolis consulting firm.

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One Response

  1. Earle Hart February 19 2017 @ 7:46 pm

    First, I agree with the statement that employers are insensitive to applicants, but I must stand in their shoes for a moment. Due to the large volume of applicants, employers have purchased and use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to determine if an applicant meets their qualifications. The ATS automatically sends out the rejection letter if the qualifications do not meet their specific requirements. At this point no human is reviewing your resume. If the words and phrases of the job posting match your resume, then some person reviews your resume and determines whether a phone interview is desirable. Only after an interview do you normally receive a personalized rejection letter or e-mail.

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