Employers sometimes ask people applying for jobs for personal information, such as their hobbies and interests, and whether they are married or single. Some people say that this information may be relevant and useful. Others disagree.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
It has been seen that a number of times, employers ask interviewees to fill their personal details, such as their likes and dislikes, and their marital status. Many believe that it is useful and important to give these details; however, others refute this argument. While this personal information can help employers to find the right employees for their workplace, I believe that most of the times this information are used to blackmail employees.
On the one hand, when employers acquire personal information of job seekers, this enables business owners to hire the right candidate for a job. This is because using these details employers assign job duties which are best suited for an individual. For example, if a married person is hired for a job which requires a lot of travelling, it is more likely a worker can raise issues related to travelling. For an unmarried person, there are no issues to travelling. However, I do not agree with this viewpoint because of the reason elucidated below.
On the other hand, many business owners use personal details to harass their employees. This is because employers understand that married employees have to should the responsibilities of their families and they cannot afford to quit the job. Therefore, employers ask the employee to work overtime. To illustrate, I witness this kind of pressure in the office, and It is quite difficult for me to resign as it is quite cumbersome to find a job in the industry. Therefore, I agree with this school of thought because providing personal information can actually lead to extra pressure at the workplace.
In conclusion, although personal details of people help employers to hire employees who are the best fit for a particular job, I believe that more personal details about an individual lead to harassment at work.