Survey Reveals: More Than 1 in 10 Job Seekers Asked Uncomfortable Questions
More than one in ten employees have received uncomfortable or inappropriate questions during interviews.
On the 13th, according to a survey conducted by the public opinion polling agency Embrain Public, at the request of the civic group Workplace Bullying 119, from December 4 to 11 last year, among 1,000 employees aged 19 and over nationwide, 11.2% reported receiving uncomfortable or discriminatory questions during job interviews.
The rate of uncomfortable interview experiences was evenly distributed regardless of region, gender, age, and employment type, with day laborers recording 23.7%, more than twice the overall response rate.
According to News1, employee A received questions about their parents and family situation during the interview, and employee B was not only asked about having a girlfriend and their sexual relationship.
In addition, the rate of employment fraud, where the salary or contract type is different from what was agreed upon before employment, was also 17.4%. The proportion of those who experienced employment fraud was slightly higher for non-regular workers (22.8%) than regular workers (13.8%).
Regarding employment contracts, 16.8% responded that they did not sign an employment contract after joining the company, and 11.0% responded that they had signed but did not receive a copy.
Workplace Bullying 119 stated, “There is no reason not to apply the employment procedure law, which requires that employment advertisements should not deceive workers desperately looking for a good job and should be given the right to choose correctly, to businesses with fewer than 30 employees.” They emphasized, “The government and the National Assembly should enact supplementary legislation as soon as possible.”