Recruitment OSINT…

I don’t recruit people very often, but it’s a disspriting experience every single time.

On and off I’ve wondered if those who are regularly burdened with the task actually keep a little list.

If I had to do it regularly, I would keep one. It would include things such as a cross-reference of the complete list of SJWs, and I’d probably employ a firm that scrapes social media, looking for anyone with a tendency towards thinking the world owes them a single damned thing. BLM hashtags? Nope. Extinction Rebellion instagram likes? Next. Retweeting Antifa? I’m sorry, that position is no longer open. Living wage? Die. UBI? In a fire. You have pronouns? In the sea.

But also included would be timelines of more generic events that would necessarily colour my perception of applicants from an affected cohort.

Current example: the class of 2020. All of these kids got exam results without actually sitting any exams. This will not be a revelation to anyone who keeps up with the news (i.e. not me anymore). The implications are stark though.

We’re told that following a government U-turn on the way in which estimated grades were formalised into actual qualifications, entrants will be awarded whichever is the higher grade from (a) their teachers’ estimate or (b) the government computer’s calculation.


The government’s computer, earlier today, running ABACUS.EXE.

We also know that teachers are of random quality, averaging towards the turnip end of the spectrum.

So the best case scenario is that the class of 2020 got its qualifications graded more or less at random.

More likely, however, is that both the teachers and the computer marked minority and female candidates favourably, while doing the opposite to white working class boys.

We may well find that there are certain social groups who’ve done markedly better this year than ever before.

And that means every potential hire who slaps a CV on your desk with the date 2020 against one of their claimed qualifications needs to be viewed with deep suspicion. Doubly so if their name isn’t one you’d ever heard of 20 years ago.

Of course this is all fresh in our minds right now, but if you’re recruiting in 15 years time, will it click that 15 years earliler, your applicant got xir qualifications out of a tombola?

No, it probably won’t and that’s why we should all keep a little list. More CV’s in the bin, more wasted time averted.

Sorry, class of 2020, but you just got an early and thorough lesson in how everything the government ever does will end up fucking you over Now, do any of them even have the faculty of independent thought to learn the lesson, absorb it, ponder its implications and act accordingly? I seriously doubt it.



6 thoughts on “Recruitment OSINT…

  1. Same here but I work for a SJW firm so the only people we get to see are people that have already had all the checkboxes checked and have all the right SJW buzzwords. It is why I avoid recruiting now and I have my list, its a list of people I’ll deal with in the company on my projects. I have regular arguments about resources and why there are so many available but I want my regulars. Very few of my projects are late or over budget while it seems most of the others are usually both.

    I see a time coming soon when our thick resourcing people will realise how my process works and I’ll be in disciplinary again. This time I’ll probably not make it.

    • I am quite fortunate in that I work in an engineering business now. The diversity page on our intranet is a blank page. When a nobber recently asked the CEO what’s being done to bring diversity to the senior ranks, he said, ‘well we recruited a woman last year, but only because she was the best candidate for the role’. Sadly though, my director is a sucker for a pretty young lady.

      • Well our firm has committed to meeting quotas across the board so you can’t get worse than that. Most of us are upset about that except for the incompetents who gain. personally I think I’m turning queer as I have my eye on a promotion.

        • No point… the benders are being lumped in with the straights now… you gonna have to go full tranny to make it worth your while. If you’re climbing the hierarchy of grievances, no sense in stopping at basecamp.

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