It’s not right that employers are less likely to hire obese candidates

24 January 2019 16:35
An overweight lady

Almost half of employers say they are less inclined to recruit obese candidates.

Lancaster University Honorary Professor Stephen Bevan analyses the starling statistic in a piece written for The Conversation.

Professor Bevan says there needs to be a new approach, and writes: “These candidates are less likely to be regarded as able leaders or to have career potential, are more likely to experience bullying and harassment, and obese women are less likely to get customer-facing jobs.”

Read the full article on The Conversation here.

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