Racism CV project cost £170,000

#1
Good show!

'Racism' CV project cost £170,000

A project which involved sending out fake CVs in a bid to expose racism cost the taxpayer almost £170,000, the government has acknowledged.

As part of the scheme, civil servants submitted false job applications to see if employers discriminated against foreign-sounding names.

Employment Minister Jim Knight said in written answers it would cost £168,700.

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#3
whitecity said:
Good show!

'Racism' CV project cost £170,000

A project which involved sending out fake CVs in a bid to expose racism cost the taxpayer almost £170,000, the government has acknowledged.

As part of the scheme, civil servants submitted false job applications to see if employers discriminated against foreign-sounding names.

Employment Minister Jim Knight said in written answers it would cost £168,700.

Cont/...
Been aware of this type of tactic for ages, easy way round as an employer offer them an interview and don't take them to second. Job done.
 
#4
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
 
#5
DeltaDog said:
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
I think that it will be when the bigots finally realize that their bigotry is untenable.
 
#6
whitecity said:
Good show!

'Racism' CV project cost £170,000

A project which involved sending out fake CVs in a bid to expose racism cost the taxpayer almost £170,000, the government has acknowledged.

As part of the scheme, civil servants submitted false job applications to see if employers discriminated against foreign-sounding names.

Employment Minister Jim Knight said in written answers it would cost £168,700.

Cont/...
So the headline is "Employment Minister Admits to Conducting Research into How Race Impacts Employment Prospects - Turns out you can't do a Nationwide six-month Research and Analysis Project for Free" :roll:
 

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#7
No, honestly, I don't mind reviewing and checking CV's, and scoring them, and discussing them with others, on their merits, before deciding whether to write to them and call them for interview, and then finding out I might have wasted a bunch of my time because of the self-serving cnuts in government. Fcuk it, I have all the time in the world to waste when I'm trying to employ the right people for the job.

Perhaps the government could find other ways to fcuk me around and waste my time and money. Perhaps they could make me collect their VAT for them, without paying me to collect it, and make me pay my own accountant to make sure it's right. That'd be a proper giggle I'm sure . . . . oh, they've done that already.

Just one question: If an employer DOESN'T call the ethnical person in for an interview, whilst calling in the white one, does that actually constitute a race crime? Does it constitute a race crime if, say, a museum advertises a job ONLY for those who are non-white, as has just happened with the British Museum, with the full approval of the 'Thought Police' in government?

Utter, utter, two-faced, self-righteous cnuts the lot of them. You Sven, just another stupid, bullsh!t cause you've decided to defend, so you are a cnut too. Just thought I'd mention it.
 
#8
Considering around 80% of jobs created under this government have actually gone to foreigners, one could argue that discriminating in favour of a British sounding name is actually affirmative action on behalf of the most persecuted group in our country.

Besides, didn't cyclops say British jobs for British workers, yet more labour lies and hypocrisy.
 
#9
Whet said:
DeltaDog said:
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
I think that it will be when the bigots finally realize that their bigotry is untenable.
Oh grow up Sven.
DeltaDog makes a pertinent point and your only answer is to not answer.
Its attitudes like that which have brought race and immigration issues to a head in this country.
What you call bigotry is an inevitable raction by people who are forced to the fringe in their own country.
Can you not accept that multi-culturism and diversity has reached a tipping point where most people have had enough and it is actually now counter-productive?
 
#10
Whet said:
DeltaDog said:
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
I think that it will be when the bigots finally realize that their bigotry is untenable.
Sven, why not pop over to "whitey need not apply" and explain that one away?
 
#11
Whet said:
DeltaDog said:
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
I think that it will be when the bigots finally realize that their bigotry is untenable.
Yes and we will be voting the anti British bigots out at the next election.
 
#12
jagman said:
Whet said:
DeltaDog said:
When will this vile Government learn that you cannot enforce diversity? In fact, attempting to enforce it simply fuels racism in my opinion.
I think that it will be when the bigots finally realize that their bigotry is untenable.
Oh grow up Sven.
DeltaDog makes a pertinent point and your only answer is to not answer.
Its attitudes like that which have brought race and immigration issues to a head in this country.
What you call bigotry is an inevitable raction by people who are forced to the fringe in their own country.
Can you not accept that multi-culturism and diversity has reached a tipping point where most people have had enough and it is actually now counter-productive?
Common sense and wise words - doesn't stand a chance of being understood by anyone in an elected position.
 
#13
I used to be a recruiter for a large security company.
I didn't not interview Mr Endabeninge or his colleagues because they sounded ethnic, that would be illegal . I rejected them for using blue ink instead of black on the form (not able to follow instructions), not filling all the boxes on the form, illegible handwriting, not supplying correct ID, etc, etc, all perfectly legal.

But of those I did see about 75% (of all races) got a job offer. The rejects were usually for coming for interview in ripped jeans and hoodies, wearing their baseball caps during the interview especially if on back to front, and to guarantee rejection calling me 'mate'.

Then they changed the system, I couldn't book my own interviews, it was done by a PC call centre without checking any forms. You wouldn't believe the dross I was expected to interview. I once went three weeks without seeing one I was willing to take on, that's best part of 150 rejects. Even on a good week I would probably only see 2 or 3 I was willing to take on, out of about 50.

Happy days, not.
 
#14
The_Coming_Man said:
Considering around 80% of jobs created under this government have actually gone to foreigners, one could argue that discriminating in favour of a British sounding name is actually affirmative action on behalf of the most persecuted group in our country.

Besides, didn't cyclops say British jobs for British workers, yet more labour lies and hypocrisy.
any evidence for that 80% figure?
 
#15
So you get a CV from a fellow with a foreign sounding name, just for the record, what is foreign sounding? Mr. de la Cour de la Billière? Sorry, did they mean Afro/Caribbean like Bob Marley or Peter Tosh? Or perhaps they meant Asian like Yusuf Islam?
What happens when employers start rejecting foreign sounding names on the basis that every time someone with a 'foreign' sounding name is invited for interview he fails to turn up.
What they are actually doing is programming employers to fear foreign sounding names and to be too wary of traps to actually make an informed judgement based on experience and qualification as well as fitting in with the current work team. Whenever I recruit it is based on a whole multitude of factors but whether their name sounds foreign or not has never been one of them.
 
#16
parapauk said:
whitecity said:
Good show!

'Racism' CV project cost £170,000

A project which involved sending out fake CVs in a bid to expose racism cost the taxpayer almost £170,000, the government has acknowledged.

As part of the scheme, civil servants submitted false job applications to see if employers discriminated against foreign-sounding names.

Employment Minister Jim Knight said in written answers it would cost £168,700.

Cont/...
So the headline is "Employment Minister Admits to Conducting Research into How Race Impacts Employment Prospects - Turns out you can't do a Nationwide six-month Research and Analysis Project for Free" :roll:
Stating the bleeding obvious - you can't do research for free - doesn't answer why the research had to be done in the first place.
 
#17
Schleswig-Holstein said:
The_Coming_Man said:
Considering around 80% of jobs created under this government have actually gone to foreigners, one could argue that discriminating in favour of a British sounding name is actually affirmative action on behalf of the most persecuted group in our country.

Besides, didn't cyclops say British jobs for British workers, yet more labour lies and hypocrisy.
any evidence for that 80% figure?
It's 71% according to the OECD:

Seven in 10 new jobs go to foreigners
 
#18
Schleswig-Holstein said:
The_Coming_Man said:
Considering around 80% of jobs created under this government have actually gone to foreigners, one could argue that discriminating in favour of a British sounding name is actually affirmative action on behalf of the most persecuted group in our country.

Besides, didn't cyclops say British jobs for British workers, yet more labour lies and hypocrisy.
any evidence for that 80% figure?

Posted February 04, 2009 from IM Diversity.com

A recent British research publication claims that 80.6% of all new job created in the country since 2001 have gone to non-citizens.

The research published by British think-tank Migration Watch reveals that 1.34 million jobs were created in the United Kingdom between 2001 and 2008. According to the research results, British nationals (most of them naturalized citizens) took up about 260,000 of those jobs, while the rest, about 1.08 million, went to foreign nationals living and working in Britain.

Of the 1.08 million jobs that went foreign workers in Britain, 469,000 were taken up by workers from the A8 East European countries -- including Poland and Slovakia who joined the EU in 2004 and gained full access to the British job market. The remaining 56.6% or 611,000 jobs were taken up by other foreign workers -- including visible minorities and members of the British commonwealth from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean


So who EXACTLY are the TRUE victims of discrimination in our once decent country????
 
#19
VeryExMedic said:
The rejects were usually for coming for interview in ripped jeans and hoodies, wearing their baseball caps during the interview especially if on back to front, and to guarantee rejection calling me 'mate'.
So I take it you never offered a job to any ex-crabs then :twisted:
 
#20
Biped said:
No, honestly, I don't mind reviewing and checking CV's, and scoring them, and discussing them with others, on their merits, before deciding whether to write to them and call them for interview, and then finding out I might have wasted a bunch of my time because of the self-serving cnuts in government. Fcuk it, I have all the time in the world to waste when I'm trying to employ the right people for the job.

Perhaps the government could find other ways to fcuk me around and waste my time and money. Perhaps they could make me collect their VAT for them, without paying me to collect it, and make me pay my own accountant to make sure it's right. That'd be a proper giggle I'm sure . . . . oh, they've done that already.

Just one question: If an employer DOESN'T call the ethnical person in for an interview, whilst calling in the white one, does that actually constitute a race crime? Does it constitute a race crime if, say, a museum advertises a job ONLY for those who are non-white, as has just happened with the British Museum, with the full approval of the 'Thought Police' in government?

Utter, utter, two-faced, self-righteous cnuts the lot of them. You Sven, just another stupid, bullsh!t cause you've decided to defend, so you are a cnut too. Just thought I'd mention it.
The British Museum was just as wrong to specify only non white posts. Can you give me the details so that I might complain.
 

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