Good luck with that, when the people capital / human resources (i.e. staff / personnel department) are the smug and borderline lunatic wankers running recruitment, as exemplified in the following recent letter to a local newspaper.
As a recently retired secondary school teacher with 30 years’ experience, I applied for the position of a university exam invigilator, a position I thought I’d be well qualified for. In a group session, which was part of a three-stage selection process, I was required to choose either an animal, insect or thing that best represented my personality and explain my choice to the other applicants.
A series of mysterious group activities followed to ascertain team skills – all under the watchful eyes of the selection group. Sadly I failed the selection process as apparently my personality did not shine through. What relationship all these tasks and activities had with the actual requirements of the position is a question I still cannot answer.
Amanda Palmer, Kew East[/i]"
The lunatics are in control of the corporate and government employment asylum, and the more the asylum is funded by our tax dollars, the more the lunatics are allowed to engage in this sort of wasteful idiocy.
I don’t see why anyone should be asked about their sexual orientation unless it’s directly relevant to the rare instances when it matters, which generally would be between someone and their professional advisor such as a doctor or psychologist.
The days are long gone from the early 1970s when our base security officer routinely instructed us on the risks of, among other things, entrapment of homosexuals based on some serious security breaches in the UK where fairly low level staff with high level access, such as registry clerks or managers like me, were blackmailed into handing over intelligence because of the fear of being exposed as homosexuals. The best part of these lectures was that we got a bit of film on a projector to break up a boring day, and if we were lucky the lecture was scheduled for a whole afternoon but finished after a couple of hours so we got down to the pub and were half pissed by normal knock off time.