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Leia murele lahendus

Sa ei ole oma murega üksi. Siit leiad vastuse erinevatele diskrimineerimist puudutavatele küsimustele. Oleme siin selleks, et Sind aidata.

Clear requirements for applicants

Who wouldn’t want to get a good job! When a good job is offered, quite a few people usually apply for it. How do you decide who to hire and who not to hire? It’s often a difficult decision. That’s why we have rules in place that employers have to follow when recruiting new staff. The main rule is that a level playing field must be created for applicants. Recruitment decisions should not be based on nationality or any other characteristic that doesn’t relate to job skills. Each person’s job skills and knowledge must be considered when looking for the best employee.

Let’s see how Ruslan got himself a good job.

There is a good job offer on the Unemployment Fund’s website. A successful company is looking for a marketing manager. There are three requirements for applicants. Firstly, the applicant must have at least three years of experience in a similar position. Secondly, the applicant must have excellent written and spoken English skills. Thirdly, the applicant must have a driving licence. 

There are three applicants. One of them is Ruslan. Ruslan is Russian. Ruslan is fluent in Estonian. He rarely makes any mistakes, and only with complicated words. Ruslan has more marketing experience than the others. He has worked in marketing for 8 years, both in Estonia and abroad.  Ruslan is also younger than the other applicants. He is active and not afraid to show initiative. He has achieved good results in several competitions. The other two applicants are Estonians. One of them has worked in marketing for 5 years, the other for 7 years.

How do you select the best employee? Should we reject the applicant who makes mistakes in Estonian? Ruslan got the job, after all, because he was the most qualified.