Why are these questions asked on your application

Why is my application asking for my race and gender?

Information on job applications. They ask for a lot of it. Have you ever been going through an application and come to a section where all of a sudden it wants to know all of the details you thought companies were never supposed to ask for? They need your gender, your race and ethnicity, your disability status, your veteran status and now you feel unsure if you should continue with the application. Will putting my true gender or race lead to discrimination? What about if I am disabled, will they not want me, and just throw my application in the […]

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Groundhog Day 2017: Long Winter Ahead?

February 2, 2017. Sunrise in Punxsutawney, PA. The big prediction is in. Punxsutawney Phil—the star of the most popular annual Groundhog Day event—saw his own shadow. According to tradition, this means that there will be 6 more weeks of Winter.   But what do we really know? How likely is this prediction? As a much newer annual tradition, the Cangrade Blog brings you a statistical analysis of Groundhog Day predictions (compared against weather data collected by the National Climactic Data Center).   Groundhog Day predictions This year is the biggest analysis ever. Our dataset has 189 predictions over the last […]

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The Best of 2016: Most Popular Cangrade Articles

Let’s take a look back at the best Cangrade articles from 2016. For the purposes of this list, “best” just means “most popular.” These are the most viewed articles, month by month. (Just click each title if you want to read the full article).   January: Personality Types Don’t Exist Some of the most popular assessments claim that people have distinct personality types, and that you can take the assessment to find out yours. They also claim to provide information that can teach you something important about yourself and the people around you. But there is no evidence that any […]

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Check Your Tech: It Could Be Hurting Your Application Process

Now that we all understand what not to do in the job post, I want to visit the technological aspect of what you are putting in front of potential candidates. Since competing for talent is seen as one of the greatest challenges for most companies, you need to make sure that you make a good first impression. One of the first impressions you have where candidates can actually see what you are all about is when a candidate lands on your career page. This means that you need to put some effort in to make sure that it is always […]

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